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Questions about imagery devices on spacecraft and probes.

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How is WISE continuing to work without coolant?

In October 2010, the Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) ran out of the coolant it needs for its IR detectors to work, so it's mission ended. In August 2013, NASA powered up WISE again with a ...
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What's the coin on the Curiosity rover?

The image above was taken from the Curiosity rover (I hope). There appears to be a coin in the image. Is that really a coin or some kind of button? Is it really present on the rover? If it is ...
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What would be the most cost effective camera solution for CubeSat satellite [closed]

Commercial cubesat cameras are a bit expensive:

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