God bless ham radio.
We don't have a real-time auroral observatory satellite right now. Frankensat IMAGE could cure that. Shoot, I might be able to sneak some of the data into one of my forthcoming papers.
Oh man, that is so cool! In the comments, the original project manager and one of their team both kick in on the discussion! They are working the NASA side of things to see if they can get resources reassigned to the project again!
Love amateur astronomers and their sleuthing stories.