Research Center
for Earth Operative Monitoring



main page newsspace newsspecialists has repaired the voyager 2

Specialists has repaired the Voyager 2. / May 25, 2010 /

Scientists from the American Space Agency (NASA) were able to repair the spacecraft Voyager 2, which broke down in April 2010. The fact that the Voyager 2 "is working again, a correspondent of RIA Novosti said the project lead scientist Edward Stone (Edward Stone).

Specialists conducted a diagnosis and found that the cause of failure was one of the onboard computer memory cell, whose value is changed from zero to unity. Because of this, «Voyager 2» incorrectly formatted data transmitted to Earth, and scientists could not decipher them. Employees of NASA sent a command to restart the apparatus, and this measure has helped to resolve the problem.

After Voyager 2 launched correctly process information, the scientists transferred it to normal operation. Prior to that, because of a failed unit is in the regime of partial functionality, and passed to the Earth only information about his condition.

Voyager 2 was launched into space on Aug. 20, 1977. Shortly before he went to space similar to Voyager 1. Researchers «prepared» them for the study of Saturn and Jupiter, and the mission of the Voyager was supposed to last four years. Now Voyager 2 is at a distance of 13.8 billion kilometers from Earth, and Voyager 1 was postponed at 16.9 billion kilometers. In the next five years, they both leave the solar system.

Print version

    the other articles: Russian Cosmonauts To Launch Nanosatellites During EVA, Progress MS In-Flight Testing Completed, Miniature Equipment for Extended Lifetime of National Satellites, Kanopus-V-IK Injected Successfully into Near-Earth Orbit, Kanopus-V-IK Prelaunch Processing,
    all articles

© Official Site of Research Center for Earth Operative Monitoring (NTS OMZ). Where any materials on this site are republished or copied, the source of the material must be identified.

127490, Moscow, Decabristov st., b.51, h.25
Tel.: +7 (495) 925-0419, +7 (495) 229-4389, Fax: +7 (495) 509-1200


Яндекс цитирования Rambler's Top100 Система Orphus