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Controllers lose contact with Deep Impact

PostPosted: Wed Sep 11, 2013 10:33 pm
by Guest
PASADENA, Calif. - Ground controllers have been unable to communicate with NASA's long-lived Deep Impact spacecraft. Last communication with the spacecraft was on Aug. 8, 2013. Deep Impact mission controllers will continue to uplink commands in an attempt to reestablish communications with the spacecraft.

"We have not received any of our expected observations of comet ISON due to a spacecraft problem. Communication with the spacecraft was lost some time between August 11 and August 14 (we only talk to the spacecraft about once per week). The last communication was on August 8. After considerable effort, the team on August 30 determined the cause of the problem. The team is now trying to determine how best to try to recover communication."


http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/news/news.php?release=2013-275

http://www.skyandtelescope.com/news/hom ... edIn=y&c=y