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Can operators put their satellites to sleep temporarily?

I’ve read a bit about “safe mode” and “passivation”. While one seems to be triggered autonomously, the other is used to decommission the satellite. How does one put the mission in a temporary safe ...
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What specifically does "Safe Mode" mean for Perseverance?

An older question asks about safe mode in general. I am curious about Perseverance's safe mode in particular. For instance, in the previous question, solar powered spacecraft start looking for the ...
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New Horizon's disabling safe mode near flyby (in 2007)

At the end of the Jupiter flyby, New Horizons entered safe mode. I remember at that time a question being asked "What would happen if this happened during the Pluto flyby", and the answer was that ...
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What is "Safe Mode"?

I've heard of many satellites talk about a "Safe Mode". What is safe mode, and what are some common methods to entering safe mode?
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Can safe mode on a spacecraft be bypassed?

A sort of followup to Are any software updates scheduled for Juno? For the purpose of illustration, seeing that Juno has most recently encountered such an issue, I mention Juno here. However the ...
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