ISEE-3 Reboot Project In The News 7 August 2014

NASA's Abandoned ISEE-3 Spacecraft To Fly Past Moon, IEEE Spectrum

"Although ISEE-3's nitrogen leaked away, the spacecraft has shown incredible longevity otherwise. Its solar arrays draw more than 90 percent of the power they did in 1980--about 150 W--and the spacecraft's 1970's CMOS circuitry--which consists of 4000-series RCA state logic--is still largely functional. When it comes to the solar arrays, Wingo says, it's possible that some low-temperature self-annealing process might have helped repair radiation damage."

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