Amateurs take over old NASA satellite

Some brave people have scraped together funding to try and contact ISEE-3, a NASA satellite from 1978 that just happens to be passing Earth again in August 2014. They call themselves the ISEE-3 Reboot Project and NASA has just given them the official go-ahead. They will have to rebuild a lot of kit that has been scrapped, as the technology used to communicate with satellites has changed so much since the 1970s. They even have a mission patch!


Sounds a great idea!  Maybe EAS should be more ambitious?