The Long-lost Zombie Satellite

When you forget where you placed something precious, you feel a pinch of anxiety and pain. But consider finding it after some ten years, how would you think? The thrill, excitement, and joy beyond imagination were flowing through every corner of  NASA’s workstation when an orbiter called IMAGE was spotted by an amateur satellite watcher […]

Johns Hopkins engineers giving a hand to NASA reestablish connections to departed ‘zombie’ satellite

Spacecraft design specialists dispatch a satellite; they don’t anticipate that it will keep going forever. So when the NASA orbiter known as IMAGE vanished from view following five years in a circle, few were frightened. What stunned the field came last January when a beginner satellite watcher saw IMAGE in the skies again following twelve […]