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Voyager 1 talks nonsense, but it still works

The traveler 1 The interplanetary probe was launched in 1977 and has now reached interstellar space, where it is the longest traveled human-made object. It has far exceeded its original mission and continues to provide valuable scientific data, but there is an obvious flaw that baffles its observers. There’s an onboard attitude control system that keeps the spacecraft’s antennas pointed toward Earth, and while they’re obviously still working (since we’re still in contact with the spacecraft) and other good systems, I started returning incomprehensible data. It is clear that he developed a habit of reporting random data or claims that the antenna could not be.

The fact that a 45-year-old computer is still working is a testament to the skill of its designers, and 14.5 billion miles of repair is impossible, no matter how surprised we are to learn more about the failure patterns of ancient electronics. Void. Presumably, they can simply live with the failure if the system continues to function, issue a software fix or find some way to use one of the redundant systems on the ship to avoid the problem. In the meantime, we can rest quietly in our beds because we’re still far from some shortcuts. His return as a giant intelligent space machine.

presentation Traveling Program many times before here on Hackaday, not least When we look closely at one of his tools.

Gracias [Jon Woodcock] to the edge

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