Ulysses to die alone. In space.

February 24, 2008 at 12:11 pm (Electronics)

The Ulysses spacecraft, most notably known for passing the north and south poles of the sun and following the trails of three comets, is looking like it is going to shut down. A critical error with the mechanism has happened and the device that kept the fuel from freezing has failed. Once the fuel reaches -2 degrees Celsius, its game over for this 17-year old craft. Good times Uly (that’s what we liked to call him). You will be missed big guy.

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