Amateur astronomer from Canada have found a satellite IMAGE that went missing in 2005

© Flickr / NASA Hopped of Earth from the ISS. Archive photoAmateur astronomer from Canada have found a satellite IMAGE that went missing in 2005© Flickr / NASA Johnson

NASA scientists have confirmed that recorded by the Amateur astronomer, the satellite signal actually belongs to the lost in 2005 satellite IMAGE.

«It was confirmed that the detected 20 Jan satellite is a NASA satellite IMAGE», — is spoken in the message published on the website of the American space Agency.

«The NASA team failed to consider certain basic service data from the spacecraft, which suggest that at least its Central control system serviceable,» reported NASA. Now scientists and engineers will try to study the data to learn more about the state of the satellite. According to the website, it specialists may take about two weeks.

As we learned earlier, an Amateur astronomer from Canada Scott tilley were in search of the lost when you launch Zuma. During the search he was able to capture the signal from satellites in high earth orbit. Tilly carried out an initial study showed that it can be IMAGE.

The satellite IMAGE (Imager for Magnetopause-to-Aurora Global Exploration) was launched in March 2000 to study the Earth’s magnetosphere. In December 2005, he was unexpectedly lost. Scientists have tried unsuccessfully to contact him. In 2007, the mission was considered complete.

«As someone who always loves adventure, and I’m happy that I was able to do something useful» — leads the TV channel CBC words Tilly.

In early January, the company SpaceX launched a secret mission Zuma for the government of the United States. After the launch, the media reported that the unit cost of several billion dollars could not be separated from the second stage and was probably lost. Official confirmation of this is still there. SpaceX has repeatedly stated that the booster was performed starting in normal mode and worked all the challenges. The manufacturer Northrop Grumman, which also made the mechanism responsible for the spacecraft separated from its carrier rocket, has not commented on reports of a possible failure of the mission.

Amateur astronomer from Canada have found a satellite IMAGE that went missing in 2005© RIA Novosti / Vitaly Podicipedidae-the big secret

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