NASA to refire up Neowise spacecraft in search for passing asteroids

by | Sep 2, 2013 | exploration, NASA, Satellites, Science | 0 comments

The Neowise (NEOWISE) spacecraft will be reactivated during September by NASA which plans to use it for a further three years in an attempt to discover and analyse a further 150 asteroids passing close to Earth.   The original Wise mission spacecraft was designed to examine stars and galaxies but after its helium coolant ran out for its infra-red instrumentation in 2011, it was later used on  its “Neowise” mission extension to locate Near Earth Objects (NEOs).  The spacecraft’s original Neowise mission was ended in February 2011.   The mission is designed to search for a possible astreroid which might be redirected towards the Earth-Moon system for easy manned exploration.

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