Back on track

时间:2019-03-06 08:16:10166网络整理admin

NASA’s Deep Space 1 spacecraft has returned to its senses and is on course for a rendezvous with a comet. The spacecraft lost its bearings in November when its star-tracking camera failed. Last month, engineers beamed software to Deep Space 1 that allowed it to orientate using its science camera (New Scientist, 27 May, p 19). The spacecraft is now firing its thrusters on course for Comet Borrelly, which it should reach in September 2001. “This rescue is one for the history books,