ESA experts hack dead science satellite into live.

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  1. Baserk

    Baserk Registered Member

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    From 'The Register';

    "Engineers and ground controllers at the European Space Agency are overjoyed to announce that they have managed to bring an unexpectedly defunct, critical science satellite orbiting the Earth back to life – by hacking it.

    The satellite in question is known as "Samba", and is one of four sent up in 2000 to carry out specialist analysis of the solar wind. A loss of any of the quartet can be enough to invalidate the data from the others, so when Samba's vital Wave Experiment Consortium (WEC) instrument cluster went down in March, ESA controllers at Darmstadt in Germany were very upset.
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    El Reg link ESA link

    Space, the final frontier.....to boldly go where mere sql injection doesn't cut it. :)
     
  2. CloneRanger

    CloneRanger Registered Member

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    @ Baserk

    Some hacks are good ;)

    Nice www :thumb:
     
  3. Noob

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    LulzSec!! Oops, wrong thread :D
     
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