Category Archives: Space

We Are Borg: Crowdsourced Engineering and the Collective Mind of the Internet

We are Now Living in a Science Fiction World In the science fiction universe of Star Trek, set several hundred years in the future, when we are a spacefaring civilization, humanity encounters a species called the Borg.  The Borg are … Continue reading

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ISEE-3 Reboot Update, Ranging The Spacecraft

Folks It has been a bit since my last update.  Tomorrow I hope to have a more thorough one for you all but this one here should be of interest, especially for the more technically inclined.  We had a pass … Continue reading

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ISEE-3 Reboot Project Update: BULLSEYE! and More

Project Update June 1, 2014 We have returned from our foray (probably not the last) at Arecibo.  It was a wonderful trip, the people down there are marvelous, and Arecibo is the crown jewel of American radio astronomy.  Did you … Continue reading

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ISEE-3 Reboot: Updates from the Front at Arecibo….

Sunday May 25 2014 We have had a very active week since we arrived and got started work.  We arrived on Saturday the 17th and checked into the visiting scientists quarters near the big dish.  And then we saw it….. … Continue reading

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ISEE-3 Reboot Project: Aiming for First Contact

Date 5/13/14 Today’s update regards the progress of the ISEE-3 Reboot Project team in our preparations to contact the spacecraft.  We started this effort 32 days ago on on April 12 2014.  Below is what we have accomplished in that … Continue reading

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ISEE-3 Reboot Project Near Term Objectives

Introduction The ISEE-3 Reboot project is an effort to contact, evaluate, command, and place back into  operation in an Earth orbit the International Sun-Earth Explorer #3 (ISEE-3) spacecraft. In 1978 the ISEE-3 spacecraft was launched as part of a trio … Continue reading

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ISEE-3 Reboot Project Technical Update and Discussion

Today is April 30th, the 16th day after we started our Rockethub (http://rkthb.co/42228) project to raise $125k to allow us to attempt to contact, evaluate, and command the International Sun-Earth Explorer-3 (ISEE-3) spacecraft to fire its engines in such a … Continue reading

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The International Sun-Earth Explorer (ISEE-3) Reboot Project, Bringing an Old Bird Back to the Earth, and Back to Life

Life isn’t fair. So many times in my life I start to do something and end up going in a completely different direction. I do a lot of advanced technology spacecraft and systems design for lunar, mars, and asteroid exploration. … Continue reading

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The International Sun-Earth Explorer (ISEE-3) Reboot Project, Bringing an Old Bird Back to the Earth, and Back to Life

Originally posted on Watts Up With That?:
ISEE3-ICE, launched in 1978 Citizen backed space science attempts to do the near impossible Guest essay by Dennis Wingo Life isn’t fair. So many times in my life I start to do something…

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The Economic Development of the Solar System: Lessons from 1961

Introduction People give me stuff.  Not extremely good stuff like money or airplanes, but still to me very good stuff.  My friend Brad Blair, who was at that time a grad student at the Colorado School of mines in space … Continue reading

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