Eevo Theme
   [ Main Page ][ First New  ]

ISEE-3 Reboot Project
Science! ]
Posted by Krux on Saturday May 31, 2014 @ 12:25pm
>>reply ][ rating +2  ]

They did it!

http://spacecollege.org/isee3/nasa-statement-citizen-scientists-successfully-communicate-with-spacecraft.html#more

A group of citizen scientists has successfully established communication with an inactive NASA spacecraft in an attempt to breathe new scientific life into a more than 35-year-old agency mission.

NASA signed a Non-Reimbursable Space Act Agreement (NRSAA) with Skycorp, Inc., in Los Gatos, California, on May 21 that allows the company to contact, and possibly command and control, NASA's International Sun-Earth Explorer-3 (ISEE-3) spacecraft as part of the company's ISEE-3 Reboot Project. On May 29, the project team established two-way communication with the ISEE-3 spacecraft and began commanding it to perform specific functions.

First contact with ISEE-3 was achieved at the Arecibo Radio Observatory in Puerto Rico. The initial contact was a tone followed by specific commands. The team has changed modes so the spacecraft will broadcast telemetry information. Over the coming days and weeks they are planning to assess the spacecraft's overall health and refine the techniques required to fire its engines and bring it back to an orbit near Earth.


<< Re: ISEE-3 Reboot Project
Science! ]
Posted by Caliber on Wednesday June 4, 2014 @ 02:09pm
>>reply ][ rating +0  ]

This is a giant fucking pile of bad ass!

Also, this is why we can't have nice things... If the govt were to try and send a multi-year mission outside the solar system, the whole project would be forgotten before it made half the trip. What do you know about the company that made contact, are they going to try and monetize the project or are they true-to-life knowledge-seeking geeks who just want creds?

As one acts and conducts himself, so does he become. The doer of good becomes good. The doer of evil becomes evil. One becomes virtuous by virtuous action, bad by bad action.

--Veda Upanishads


<< Re: ISEE-3 Reboot Project
Science! ]
Posted by voltaic on Thursday June 5, 2014 @ 05:51pm
>>reply ][ rating +0  ]

This is a giant fucking pile of bad ass!

Also, this is why we can't have nice things... If the govt were to try and send a multi-year mission outside the solar system, the whole project would be forgotten before it made half the trip. What do you know about the company that made contact, are they going to try and monetize the project or are they true-to-life knowledge-seeking geeks who just want creds?

Skycorp is a general space contractor, so they are probably mostly just geeking out with this rather unique situation. From what I can find, the funds for this op were essentially crowdfunded by enthusiasts, so it isn't costing them much in raw dollars. But this will build creds and more networking for them on the corporate/individual resumes as well. Haven't found anything firm yet on what mission they will be giving the IEEE-3.

"some tattoo artist ruined a perfectly good white girl." - krux


<< Re: ISEE-3 Reboot Project
Science! ]
Posted by Caliber on Tuesday June 10, 2014 @ 12:37pm
>>reply ][ rating +0  ]

This is a giant fucking pile of bad ass!

Also, this is why we can't have nice things... If the govt were to try and send a multi-year mission outside the solar system, the whole project would be forgotten before it made half the trip. What do you know about the company that made contact, are they going to try and monetize the project or are they true-to-life knowledge-seeking geeks who just want creds?

Skycorp is a general space contractor, so they are probably mostly just geeking out with this rather unique situation. From what I can find, the funds for this op were essentially crowdfunded by enthusiasts, so it isn't costing them much in raw dollars. But this will build creds and more networking for them on the corporate/individual resumes as well. Haven't found anything firm yet on what mission they will be giving the IEEE-3.

It would be nice to hear they don't fuck it up...

The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.

--Edmund Burke


<< Re: ISEE-3 Reboot Project
Science! ]
Posted by Krux on Tuesday June 10, 2014 @ 10:16pm
>>reply ][ rating +1  ]

This is a giant fucking pile of bad ass!

Also, this is why we can't have nice things... If the govt were to try and send a multi-year mission outside the solar system, the whole project would be forgotten before it made half the trip. What do you know about the company that made contact, are they going to try and monetize the project or are they true-to-life knowledge-seeking geeks who just want creds?

Skycorp is a general space contractor, so they are probably mostly just geeking out with this rather unique situation. From what I can find, the funds for this op were essentially crowdfunded by enthusiasts, so it isn't costing them much in raw dollars. But this will build creds and more networking for them on the corporate/individual resumes as well. Haven't found anything firm yet on what mission they will be giving the IEEE-3.

It would be nice to hear they don't fuck it up...

Though careful navigation they manage to collide it with the International Space Station, showering the debris all over Cape Canaveral, like the most fucked up cosmic billiards shot ever. Later on, in their twitter feed, all you see are two words "Fuck space."

"There's a long-standing bug relating to the x86 architecture that allows you to install Windows." -- Matthew D. Fuller


<< Re: ISEE-3 Reboot Project
Science! ]
Posted by Caliber on Thursday June 19, 2014 @ 11:40am
>>reply ][ rating +0  ]

This is a giant fucking pile of bad ass!

Also, this is why we can't have nice things... If the govt were to try and send a multi-year mission outside the solar system, the whole project would be forgotten before it made half the trip. What do you know about the company that made contact, are they going to try and monetize the project or are they true-to-life knowledge-seeking geeks who just want creds?

Skycorp is a general space contractor, so they are probably mostly just geeking out with this rather unique situation. From what I can find, the funds for this op were essentially crowdfunded by enthusiasts, so it isn't costing them much in raw dollars. But this will build creds and more networking for them on the corporate/individual resumes as well. Haven't found anything firm yet on what mission they will be giving the IEEE-3.

It would be nice to hear they don't fuck it up...

Though careful navigation they manage to collide it with the International Space Station, showering the debris all over Cape Canaveral, like the most fucked up cosmic billiards shot ever. Later on, in their twitter feed, all you see are two words "Fuck space."

You laugh now... just wait, this is a hostage crisis waiting to happen

The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.

--Edmund Burke


<< Re: ISEE-3 Reboot Project
Science! ]
Posted by voltaic on Friday June 13, 2014 @ 06:43am
>>reply ][ rating +0  ]

Though careful navigation they manage to collide it with the International Space Station, showering the debris all over Cape Canaveral, like the most fucked up cosmic billiards shot ever. Later on, in their twitter feed, all you see are the words "Fuck the police!"

FTFY

"some tattoo artist ruined a perfectly good white girl." - krux


   [ Main Page ][ First New  ]