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Nation IN BRIEF : FLORIDA : Flyaway Satellite's Computer Fails

February 28, 1996|From Times Staff and Wire Reports

The plot thickened: NASA communicated with the escaped satellite-on-a-cord and discovered it had a dead computer and an empty gas tank. Officials at Kennedy Space Center said they were uncertain whether the satellite problems and the snapping of the 12-mile copper, nylon and Teflon cord were connected.

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