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Started by Rick Keppler, 05/17/2010 01:57PM
Posted 05/17/2010 01:57PM Opening Post
Designed, built and launched on 1/3rd the budget of the "Grand Tour", these two spacecraft have been wonders. It will be sad indeed if this glitch is the harbinger to the demise of this wonderful spacecraft.
Posted 05/17/2010 08:28PM | Edited 05/17/2010 08:28PM #1
Richard Keppler said:
Designed, built and launched on 1/3rd the budget of the "Grand Tour", these two spacecraft have been wonders. It will be sad indeed if this glitch is the harbinger to the demise of this wonderful spacecraft.
It's been 30-some-odd years. At this point, those 2 old soldiers don't owe us a thing. wink
Posted 06/04/2010 11:09PM #2
Updated May 24, 2010 at 5:30 p.m. PDT

Engineers successfully reset a computer onboard Voyager 2 that caused an unexpected data pattern shift, and the spacecraft resumed sending properly formatted science data back to Earth on Sunday, May 23. Mission managers at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., had been operating the spacecraft in engineering mode since May 6. They took this action as they traced the source of the pattern shift to the flip of a single bit in the flight data system computer that packages data to transmit back to Earth. In the next week, engineers will be checking the science data with Voyager team scientists to make sure instruments onboard the spacecraft are processing data correctly.

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