[meteorite-list] Curiosity Mars Rover Resumes Full Operations

From: Ron Baalke <baalke_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Tue, 12 Jul 2016 16:55:24 -0700 (PDT)
Message-ID: <201607122355.u6CNtOnr003860_at_zagami.jpl.nasa.gov>


Curiosity Mars Rover Resumes Full Operations
Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Mars Science Laboratory Mission Status Report

UPDATED JULY 11, 2016 AT 1:15 P.M. PDT

NASA's Curiosity Mars rover is resuming full operations today, following
work by engineers to investigate why the rover put itself into a safe
standby mode on July 2. The rover team brought Curiosity out of safe mode
on July 9.

The most likely cause of entry into safe mode has been determined to be
a software mismatch in one mode of how image data are transferred on board.
Science activity planning for the rover is avoiding use of that mode,
which involves writing images from some cameras??? memories into files
on the rover???s main computer. Alternate means are available for handling
and transmitting all image data.
Received on Tue 12 Jul 2016 07:55:24 PM PDT

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