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Hopes Rise After SOHO Calls Home

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Science  14 Aug 1998:
Vol. 281, Issue 5379, pp. 891
DOI: 10.1126/science.281.5379.891a

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Earlier this week, ground controllers reestablished full radio contact with the Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO). Many had given SOHO up for lost after a series of command errors caused it to spin out of control and fall silent early on 25 June, but the renewed dialogue with the satellite has raised hopes of bringing the $1 billion spacecraft back to life.

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