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[翻译]AS IT IS - NASA Finds ‘Lost’ Spacecraft

来源:慢速英语   时间:2016-08-26 08:54:34

The American space agency, NASA says it has again made contact with a spacecraft studying the sun and space weather.

美国航空航天局表示,该局已经同一颗研究太阳和太空天气的航天器重新取得联系。

NASA said it lost contact with the Solar Terrestrial Relations Observatories, also known as the STEREO-B spacecraft, two years ago.

美国航空航天局表示,该局于两年前同这颗又名STERO-B的日地关系天文台失去联系。

Communications with the spacecraft were lost after NASA attempted to try to prevent overheating of the spaceship’s antenna.

美国航空航天局在试图防止该航天器天线过热未遂之后,与该航天器失去了联系。

The space agency said contact with STEREO-B was restored last week.

美国航空航天局表示上周同STEREO-B恢复联系。

NASA has another spacecraft that is nearly identical to STEREO-B called STEREO-A. It also was launched in 2006 to study the sun and space weather. STEREO-A is working normally.

美国航空航天局拥有另一颗与STEREO-B几乎完全相同的航天器,该航天器被称之为STEREO-A。它也是于2006年发射用于研究太阳和太空天气。STEREO-A工作正常。

NASA said it will now test STEREO-B to see if the spacecraft’s instruments and sensors are operating correctly.

美国航空航天局表示,该局目前将会测试STEREO-B,看看该航天器的仪器和传感器是否运行正常。

Both spacecraft are located on the other side of the sun from earth.

这两颗航天器都位于太阳远离地球的一侧。

NASA says they have added to the understanding of how the sun works. The ships have studied the sun’s gasses, wind, particles and its atmosphere.

美国航空航天局表示,他们已经加深了对太阳如何工作的了解。这些航天器已经研究了太阳气体、太阳风暴、太阳粒子及其大气层。

I’m John Russell.

Words in This Story

spacecraft – n. a vehicle that is used for travel in outer space

overheating – v. becoming too hot

antenna – n. a device such as a wire or a metal rod for sending or receiving radio or television signals

sensors –n. a device that detects or senses heat, light, sound or motion and then reacts to it in a particular way