View Full Version : SOHO is Back in Business

2005-Sep-16, 10:34 AM
SUMMARY: ESA/NASA's SOHO spacecraft is back to full capacity after a 9-day long blackout. On June 19, the pointing mechanism on the spacecraft's high-gain antenna malfunctioned; however, controllers were able to retrieve data through its low-gain antenna using larger receiving dishes on Earth. The spacecraft was repositioned this week to let its antenna point directly at Earth. By repositioning it every three months, mission controllers don't expect they will lose more than a fraction of data, allowing the spacecraft to continue operations for another five years.

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