Breaking news on the ISEE-3 mission: it may not be lost – it's those "O" rings again

A few days ago, my heart sank when I heard this news: Space Probe Might Lack Nitrogen to Push It Home It seemed a deal-killer if the nitrogen tanks were empty. Now, one of the team leaders has given me an inside track into the issue, and the mission may not be lost, thanks to…

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ISEE-3 Update: Trajectory Correction Maneuver

Dennis Wingo writes: As many of you know, last week we fired the thrusters on ISEE-3 to do a spin-up burn. Before the burn (actually 11 pulses on the spacecraft’s hydrazine thrusters) the spin rate of ISEE-3 was 19.16 rpm. After spin-up burn it was 19.76 rpm. The original mission specifications for ISEE-3 called for…

Update on the 'zombie' ISEE-3 spacecraft

Watching my local news last night, I noted an interview with Dennis Wingo that was labeled Zombie Spacecraft Rescue Planned by Private Group. It seemed an apropos title so I’m going with it – Anthony ISEE-3 Reboot Update, Ranging The Spacecraft Guest essay by Dennis Wingo Folks It has been a bit since my last update.  Tomorrow I…

ISEE-3 Reboot Project Technical Update and Discussion

By Dennis Wingo This update comes 18 days after we started our Rockethub (http://rkthb.co/42228) project to raise $125k to allow us to attempt to contact, evaluate, and command the International Sun-Earth Explorer-3 (ISEE-3) spacecraft to fire its engines in such a way as to return it to Earth orbit after a swingby of the Moon…

The International Sun-Earth Explorer (ISEE-3) Reboot Project, Bringing an Old Bird Back to the Earth, and Back to Life

Citizen backed space science attempts to do the near impossible Guest essay by Dennis Wingo Life isn’t fair. So many times in my life I start to do something and end up going in a completely different direction. I do a lot of advanced technology spacecraft and systems design for lunar, mars, and asteroid exploration.…

Global Warming: Science or Political Science?

By John Droz, jr In paleoclimatologist Dr. Curt Stager’s recent Adirondack Almanac piece about me it’s startling that he so openly disavowed traditional Science. By comparison, consider his insightful quote back in 2011: “… my preference is for refraining from aggressive activist stances. I do so because I value Science itself more than any individual…

Make America Greater: Approve the PCCS!

America absolutely needs outside expert review of climate claims used to oppose fossil fuels John Droz Should the United States conduct a full, independent, expert scientific investigation into models and studies that say we face serious risks of manmade climate change and extreme weather disasters? As incredible as it may seem, US government climate science…