Friday, July 1, 2011

ESA Portal - 'Dirty hack' restores Cluster mission from near loss

ESA Portal - 'Dirty hack' restores Cluster mission from near loss

Using ingenuity and an unorthodox 'dirty hack', ESA has recovered the four-satellite Cluster mission from near loss. The drama began in March, when a crucial science package stopped responding to commands – one of a mission controller's worst fears.