Category Archives: Space

ISEE-3 Post Lunar Flyby Status and Modification of Mission Goals

Mission Status Communication with the ISEE-3 satellite was successfully re-established with the goal of commanding the satellite to change its trajectory with the goal of putting it into a libration point orbit that would allow it to resume its original … Continue reading

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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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