NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory suffers camera glitch, stalling science

A prolific NASA space telescope has closed its camera eye for now due to a power issue that has stalled the observatory’s science work. The Chandra X-ray Observatory, which has studied the X-ray universe since 1999, suffered a power supply problem with its High Resolution Camera instrument on Feb. 9, leading the mission team to … Read more

Powerful European Earth-observation satellite suffers anomaly in orbit

One of humanity’s most powerful Earth-observing satellites is having some problems in orbit. The Sentinel-1B radar satellite, part of the European Union’s Copernicus Earth observation program, hasn’t beamed home any data since suffering an anomaly on Dec. 23. And the problem appears to be relatively serious. “Following the previous news on the Sentinel-1B anomaly that … Read more