The Advanced Communications Technology Satellite (ACTS) was shut down on Wednesday April 28 after more than ten years in orbit. The satellite, still fully operational and in the hardware configuration set at launch, was shut down due a funding shortfall, in spite of repeated efforts by NASA and the Ohio Consortium for Advanced Communications to find new sources of support.
"ACTS Shut Down: April 28, 2004,"
Online Journal of Space Communication: Vol. 1
, Article 43.
Available at: https://ohioopen.library.ohio.edu/spacejournal/vol1/iss2/43
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