Amateur Astronomer Discovers Lost Satellite is Still Alive and Transmitting

by Bram Weisman, Publicity Chair

Amateur Visual and Radio Astronomer Scott Tilley recently found a NASA Satellite (IMAGE) that was considered dead, to be alive and possbily transmitting useful data.  This is a shining example of how varied Amateur Astronomy activities can be, and that our hobby can produce useful work which is valued by the professional community.

Read about this exciting work, with commentary from mission collaborator and Houstonian Dr. Patricia Reiff (Rice University) at the link.

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Image credit NASA

https://arstechnica.com/science/2018/01/amateur-search-for-dead-spy-satellite-turns-up-undead-nasa-mission/

Scott Tilley’s blog: https://skyriddles.wordpress.com/2018/01/21/nasas-long-dead-image-satellite-is-alive/#more-32

Dr. Reiff’s profile: http://space.rice.edu/reiff

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