A Southern Hemisphere observatory (Australia), its stated purpose being for study of the ionosphere and imaging the sun, launched a program called Project Wormwood in (of all years) 2003. This year, its heliospheric system went down due to "computer malfunction", which was not fixed for some time. Not long after, live feeds to the public again stopped due to a "motor/gearbox" problem. The observatory went online in 1979, four years before the Washington Times printed it's famous, vanishing story about the IRAS (Deep space infrared imaging) scope finding Planet X. The observatory is jointly run by the USAF,NOAA and Australia's IPS.