Satellite Back From The Dead

AMSAT-OSCAR 7 was launched in 1974 for radio hobbyists to use. In 1981 the onboard batteries died and the satellite went silent. Then on 21 June 2002, 20 years later, a hobbyist testing some new equipment made an amazing discovery — AMSAT-OSCAR 7 is live once more, both broadcasting and accepting signals — via Slashdot

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