Artemis 1’s solar-powered asteroid probe may be in trouble

A small asteroid explorer launched on NASA’s lunar mission last week still hasn’t called home.

Near-Earth Asteroid (NEA) Scout was one of 10 cubesats hitchhiking into space on NASA’s artemis 1 mission, which launched on November 16. The spacecraft is designed to run on sunlight to fly past a small space asteroid called GE in a year 2020. But something seems to have gone wrong after the cubesat was deployed.

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