Space Force Studies Resurrecting Spitzer Telescope

To rendezvous with the sleeping Spitzer 186 million mi. from Earth, the Resurrector spacecraft would have to be highly autonomous.

Credit: Rhea Space Activity
The U.S. Space Force has granted Rhea Space Activity a contract to study resurrecting the NASA Spitzer space telescope 186 million mi. away from Earth. The Spitzer infrared telescope was launched in 2003 and decommissioned in 2020 when it was placed in safe mode by NASA. When it was launched...

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