Copper-2 went to Albuquerque last week to test its systems in environments similar to those the satellite will experience when launched into space. It survived the tests, proving its ability to operate in space-like conditions. Copper-2 is the second iteration of SSRL's original Copper program, which could not be contacted once launched into orbit. The lab has high hopes for the success of this mission, and these tests lend confidence in the greater ability of this satellite.
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