29 May '14, 9pm

Space Hackers Take Control of ISEE-3 Spacecraft

After a few days of waiting for transmission approval from NASA and an earthquake that shook the Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico on Wednesday, a private team of space enthusiasts has established two-way communication with the 35-year-old ISEE-3 spacecraft. The probe is now sending back telemetry, team member Keith Cowing says. Over the coming days, the team will analyze the data ISEE-3 is transmitting in order to assess the health of the spacecraft and see if they will be able to fire its thrusters, beginning a process that could bring the spacecraft back to its original orbit near the Earth. The ISEE-3 reboot team, which raised nearly $160,000 on RocketHub to fund the effort, has been racing to cobble together what they need to communicate with ISEE-3, including transmitters as well as software-defined modulators and demodulators. Everything was in place by last Friday...

Full article: http://spectrum.ieee.org/tech-talk/aerospace/satellites/i...

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