So, You Want To Seize a Satellite?
Thursday, August 21, 2014
A small group of volunteers and aerospace engineers recently seized control of the International Sun-Earth Explorer-3 satellite, which was launched in 1978 and since abandoned. Through crowd-funding, the group was able to construct a mission control in an abandoned McDonald's in Mountain View, California. Dennis Wingo, CEO of SkyCorp and project leader of the ISEE-3 reboot project, tells us about how the group gained control of the satellite and problems with the vehicle’s propulsion.