back to article Double trouble for NASA with two spacecraft on the fritz

NASA is scrambling to fix glitches affecting its Interstellar Boundary Explorer (IBEX) and Surface Water Ocean Topography (SWOT) missions. Launched in 2008, the IBEX spacecraft orbits Earth looking outward to detect energetic neutral atoms and study how solar wind interacts with matter and radiation at the farthest reaches of …

  1. Sceptic Tank Silver badge

    Worthless and weak (signal)

    Can NASA not use a bigger radio if they aren't sure if the signals are reaching the spacecraft?

    Send a strong signal ==================>

  2. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    And another

    Also the new JPSS weather satellite hasn't got its Ka band transmitter working yet...

  3. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    They need a new Space Shuttle

    AFAIK it was pretty much the only vehicle capable of actually doing repairs up there, and SWOT is at least in a place where it could have been reached for some attention.

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