Private Team Delays Engine Restart for 36-Year-Old NASA Probe

June 15, 2014 8:36 AM

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Private Team Delays Engine Restart for 36-Year-Old NASA Probe

It will be a couple of additional weeks before a private group controlling a 36-year-old NASA spacecraft can maneuver the probe to a better orbit for communicating with Earth, the project's co-leader told Space.com today (June 13).

The original plan was to turn on the engines of the International Sun-Earth Explorer 3 probe (ISEE-3) on Tuesday (June 17), but that step has now been delayed to sometime between June 30 and July 2.

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