8 EUROPEAN SPACECRAFT PUT IN HIBERNATION AMID VIRUS LOCKDOWN
8 EUROPEAN SPACECRAFT PUT IN HIBERNATION AMID VIRUS LOCKDOWN
The European Space Agency said that it is putting eight of its spacecraft into hibernation as it scales down operations during the coronavirus outbreak.

The agency said it is further reducing the already limited number of staff working on site at its mission control in Darmstadt, Germany. As a result, the instruments and data collection on some space probes are being temporarily stopped.

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March 27, 2020