The mission was reactivated in 2013 to hunt for near-Earth objects (NEOs) and the mission was renamed NEOWISE. In its first year of reactivation, NEOWISE captured 2.5 million image sets, detecting and providing data on over 10,000 solar system objects. The data revealed 129 new solar system objects, including 29 previously undiscovered near-Earth objects. The mission is currently funded through 2016.
What we did
For the WISE/NEOWISE mission, we designed, built and tested the spacecraft, which is based on the Ball Configurable Platform-300 design. We also conducted flight system testing and support operations for both WISE and NEOWISE.