NASA's long-out-of-use tracking satellite DSCOVR restarted after maintenance. DSCOVR and similar vehicles serve to protect other satellites from potential hazards that may arise from activities in the Sun.
According to the US government's current data, an unavailable satellite was back in operation after a nine-month effort to communicate with the Earth. The satellite Deep Space Climate Observatory (DSCOVR), observing the Sun and Earth, which will enter its fifth year in office , was in safe mode on June 27, 2019.
The problem that DSCOVR experienced was due to the orientation control system. This system guides in space to receive commands and send data.
DSCOVR is back at work:
Engineers from the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and the National Department of Ocean and Atmosphere (NOAA) have recently created a flight software patch and uploaded it to satellite. NOAA officials made the statement on the subject.
Following the maintenance, DISCOVR was allowed to continue space observations or observations of the region affected by the variability of the Sun around the Earth. Since the Sun regularly sends charged particles to our planet, monitoring these activities is critical to protecting satellites and other infrastructures that are open to periodic ' Sun storms ' emitted by the Sun.
NASA's Advanced Composition Explorer spacecraft launched on August 25, 1997, is the mission of ' Solar and Space Research', which is carried out to examine substances composed of energetic particles in the solar wind, interplanetary medium and other sources . A senior official from NOAA stated that there are many satellites following the Sun and that DSCOVR is happy to contribute to this fleet once again.
"Making DSCOVR working again shows our engineers' unique skills, and points to our care to get the maximum life out of an aging asset , " said Steve Volz of NOAA. he spoke. The spacecraft is designed for a 5-year mission , but engineers often want to take advantage of older vehicles to save on the cost of new missions.