The article by Johns Hopkins engineers shaking hands with NASA restores the connection to the "zombie" satellite.
Spacecraft design specialists deploy a satellite; They do not expect it to go on forever. When the NASA orbiter, known as IMAGE, disappeared into the circle after five years, few were afraid. What frightened the field came last January when, after twelve years, a beginner satellite observer once again saw IMAGE in the sky and understood that it was all the time talking to the Earth. "I've been in the field since the late 1
Space researchers are currently ripping the missing rocket over the United States again to allow NASA to stay in touch and confirm control. Among them is a group at the Applied Physics Laboratory of Johns Hopkins University in Laurel. It was Bill Dove, an architect working on the Hopkins Laboratory's satellite communications facility, and his colleague Tony Garcia, Senior Design
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