2 SOPS bids farewell to ageing satellite

The 2nd Space Operations Squadron began the disposal of Satellite Vehicle Number 32, Inter Range Operation Number 6809, June 5, and was fully disposed June 12. The process took several days, and each day focused on a different aspect of the disposal, such as putting the vehicle into a spin-stabilized configuration, firing thrusters to raise the orbit, depleting the vehicle of any remaining fuel and disconnecting the battery chargers and turning off the receivers.

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2 SOPS bids farewell to ageing satellite

The 2nd Space Operations Squadron began the disposal of Satellite Vehicle Number 32, Inter Range Operation Number 6809, June 5, and was fully disposed June 12. The process took several days, and each day focused on a different aspect of the disposal, such as putting the vehicle into a spin-stabilized configuration, firing thrusters to raise the orbit, depleting the vehicle of any remaining fuel and disconnecting the battery chargers and turning off the receivers.

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Enduring perseverance: 50 miles and 18 hours of ‘just a little more’

Strait, 64, started the morning of June 3, shrouded in complete darkness at 4 a.m. ready to take on a grueling 50 mile adventure run with his mind set on finishing it in Provo, Utah. Offering challenges, expected and unexpected, Strait pushed through the adversities and emerged at the finish line 18 hours later, leaving all he had on the trail behind him.

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