Vigilantes to rescue abandoned NASA spacecraft

May 22, 2014 1:12 PM

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The small spacecraft entered active duty in 1978 and has been abandoned since 1997

In 1978, NASA launched the International Sun-Earth Explorer-3 (ISEE-3) with the intent of studying solar wind streaming near Earth. In 1982 it was repurposed to study Halley’s Comet, and by 1997 NASA was neither able nor interested in keeping track of the small craft. That’s about to change: as ISEE...

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