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Two Satellites Get New Lease on Life

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Science  15 Mar 2002:
Vol. 295, Issue 5562, pp. 1994-1995
DOI: 10.1126/science.295.5562.1994b

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Last week proved a happy one for astronomers whose orbiting instruments are hard to reach. While spacewalking astronauts won headlines for refurbishing the Hubble Space Telescope, ground controllers quietly revived a valuable ultraviolet satellite--given up for dead last December--without ever leaving their seats.