Civilian Scientists Get ISEE-3 Satellite Engines to Fire!

It's like Apollo 13 without Tom Hanks.

The amazing people behind the ISEE-3 reboot project have gotten its engines to fire! They previously had trouble due to a lack of nitrogen to push fuel through the old satellite’s fuel lines and into the engines, but some creative use of the satellite’s tank heaters seems to have paid off and gotten things working.

They’ve been live tweeting the whole thing, so you can catch up on everything they’ve been up to on their Twitter feed

Keep poking around up there, guys. It’s made my Twitter feed a lot more exciting.

(via ISEE-3 Reboot on Twitter, featured image via ISEE-3 Reboot)

Previously in ISEE-3 Reboot mission

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