NASA IMAGE - Returns from the Dead

From: Scott Tilley via Seesat-l <seesat-l_at_satobs.org>
Date: Wed, 24 Jan 2018 12:27:37 -0800
Hi All

Over the weekend, I recovered the lost NASA IMAGE [2000-017A, 
26113]mission using radio observation.

https://skyriddles.wordpress.com/2018/01/21/nasas-long-dead-image-satellite-is-alive/

During my observations I noted a distinct periodic variation in signal 
intensity and frequency over time.  If anyone here is equipped for deep 
space optical observation and able to obtain a light curve that would be 
of great interest to me and possibly the team that may attempt recovery.

Today, I received confirmation from the mission's principal investigator 
Jim Burch, and mission director Richard Burley that they have requested 
support from JSPoC and DSN to confirm my observations.

Paul Marsh in England confirmed earlier today that the mission continues 
to transmit.

Judging from the numerous email responses I received today from the 
former IMAGE team members they are looking forward to an IMAGE reboot as 
the science capabilities of the mission are not presently available from 
currently operational missions.

Here's an interesting chance for the amateur observing community to help 
recover a valuable science resource.

Regards,
Scott Tilley

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