How to give CPR to spacecraft

06/4/2013 | Economist (tiered subscription model), The

When you're launching a spacecraft, it's easy for things to go wrong that don't have easy fixes. That reality has forced engineers for decades to improvise solutions, breathing life into faulty spacecraft "using a combination of technical skill, improvisation, good fortune -- and the old standby of simply switching things off and on again and hoping for the best," The Economist reports.

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