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NASA’s Voyager 1 Resumes Sending Engineering Updates to Earth

NASA Space Technology

So they devised a blueprint to divide the affected code into sections and store these sections in different locations in the FDS. To acquire this blueprint work, additionally they wanted to adjust these code sections to acquire sure, as an illustration, that all of them tranquil feature as a entire. Any references to the distance of that code in other system of the FDS memory wanted to be updated besides.

The crew started by singling out the code accountable for packaging the spacecraft’s engineering info. They despatched it to its novel location in the FDS memory on April 18. A radio signal takes about 22 ½ hours to reach Voyager 1, which is over 15 billion miles (24 billion kilometers) from Earth, and one more 22 ½ hours for a signal to contrivance attend attend to Earth. When the mission flight crew heard attend from the spacecraft on April 20, they seen that the modification labored: For the foremost time in 5 months, they had been able to review the well being and space of the spacecraft.


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