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Solar probe's reboot declared impossible by project engineers

Group says failure on 36-year-old craft halts effort to reclaim NASA satellite

Posted: July 10, 2014 at 4:26 a.m.

Authors of a plan to revive a forgotten NASA satellite and return it to Earth orbit conceded Wednesday that a failure in the spacecraft's propulsion system has made it impossible to change the flight path of the International Sun-Earth Explorer-3.

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