Japanese satellite filled with 'shooting star' pellets won't spawn artificial meteor shower after all

Jan 2, 2020
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Hate to say it but this sounds like an astonishing level of incompetence. To plan for a mechanical mechanism in space and not test it in vacuum first. Especially when it is central and critical to your mission. At a guess a vacuum test was omitted to save money..
As so often saving a few bucks now can cost you many times more later.. (Thinks of James Web telescope)
 

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