Directions Magazine happily reports that Landsat 5 is back online. In November, the spacecraft began experiencing problems with the drive mechanism for the solar array. Out of concern for its inability to recharge, imaging operations were halted. After working with the spacecraft, they have now apparently identified a fix in operational procedures that avoids the problem and are resuming operations. Landsat 5 was originally launched in 1984.
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