Skycorp will try to awaken NASA's 1978 sleeping satellite

May 22, 2014 6:26 PM

28 0

Skycorp will try to awaken NASA's 1978 sleeping satellite

NASA signs a first-of-its-kind deal to let citizen scientists try to reactivate a long-retired spacecraft that's passing Earth this summer.

In 1978, a then-state-of-the-art spacecraft was launched by NASA and the European Space Agency and tasked to study the solar wind -- a stream of plasma and other particles released from the sun that can reach speeds up to 500 miles per second.

Read more

To category page

Loading...