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'Dirty hack' restores Cluster mission from near loss

30 Jun 2011, 09:27 UTC
'Dirty hack' restores Cluster mission from near loss

Using ingenuity and an unorthodox 'dirty hack', ESA has recovered the four-satellite Cluster mission from near loss. The drama began in March, when a crucial science package stopped responding to commands – one of a mission controller's worst fears.

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