The ISEE-3 Reboot Project was unable to successfully file the craft's engine (Image: NASA)
Telemetry of the unsuccessful firing (Image ISEE-3 Reboot Project)
The private effort to recover the 35-year old ISEE-3 spacecraft has ended in apparent failure. In an interview on National Public Radio (NPR), Keith Cowing of the ISEE-3 Reboot Project said that though the group had been able to establish radio contact with the unmanned probe, it was unsuccessful in getting the engines to fire properly. This means it will not be able to make the planned course correction and the craft will head back into deep space.
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