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Canada Has an NEO Satellite
March 4, 2013 | Christian Science Monitor

The Canadian Space Agency has launched their Near Earth Object Surveillance Satellite that will look for near-Earth asteroids in a region of space where Earth-based telescopes are unable to monitor.

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GOCE Satellite Expected to Fall this Weekend
November 9, 2013 | New York Times
The European Space Agency’s Gravity Field and Steady-State Ocean Circulation Explorer satellite is expected to fall from orbit this weekend. Space experts believe that 25 to 45 pieces of the craft will survive the fall to earth, with the largest pieces weighing up to 200 pounds. The location of impact is unknown.

GOCE Satellite Falls with No Damage
November 11, 2013 | USA Today
The European Space Agency said that the Gravity field and steady-state Ocean Circulation Explorer (GOCE) satellite feel out of orbit and re-entered Earth's atmosphere early Monday morning. No damage has been reported.

WISE to Hunt Asteroids Again
August 27, 2013 | NASA
"The WISE spacecraft that discovered and characterized tens of thousands of asteroids throughout the solar system before being placed in hibernation will return to service for three more years starting in September, assisting the agency in its effort to identify the population of potentially hazardous near-Earth objects." Quoted from the NASA press release.

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