Team gets through crowdfunding management of divested ISEE-3 spacecraft




A team that calls itself Space College, has been given control of ISEE-3, a space explorer who is repelled by NASA. The team made via crowdfunding the necessary funding to implement the satellite out projects.

The satellite was almost 36 years ago by NASA launched with the aim to study. The interaction between the solar wind and the magnetic field of the earth NASA stopped using ISEE-3 in 1997, which was about 17 years of no contact with the satellite.

Although the battery would have fallen a long time ago, there is still enough energy via solar panels in order to perform. Many tasks Meanwhile Space Board, which management has taken the necessary tests done to see if the satellite can be. yet controlled

Space College made ​​with organizations and SpaceRef Skycorp a crowdfunding campaign on RocketHub, which also plans to ISEE-3 were announced . There is enough money collected nearly $ 160,000, to develop in order to communicate. ISEE-3 tools From the first contact is made with the satellite was clear that all scientific instruments still work.

The first task of ISEE-3 to position themselves. Required in Earth orbit NASA Space Board has until June 25 been allowed to communicate. ISEE-3 At that time, the satellite must be successful in the desired orbit the earth be charged. Space College then hopes to continue.’s Original mission The team hopes the satellite occasionally to follow. A passing comet That’s what NASA did with ISEE-3 from 1982, after it had been completed.’s Original mission

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