Citizen scientists took control of long forgotten International Cometary Explorer

A group of citizen scientists who raised almost $160,000 to fund the process of taking control of 36-year-old International Cometary Explorer (ICE), formerly known as International Sun/Earth explorer 3 (ISEE-3), announced that after 16 years of silence two-way contact with the satellite has been established. The group plans to continue using the satellite for cometary explorations.ISEE-3 Reboot Project is first major activity of Virgina (U.S) based nonprofit organization – Space College Foundation, Inc. (Space College), whose mission is to provide access to educational resources, career opportunities, and hands-on involvement in space exploration.Over the coming days and weeks their team will make an assessment of the spacecraft’s overall he… »

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