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Software Error Doomed Japanese Hitomi Spacecraft

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The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency is investigating the factors that led to Hitomi's demise.

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Japan's flagship astronomical satellite Hitomi, which launched successfully on 17 February but tumbled out of control five weeks later, may have been doomed by a basic engineering error.

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