By the end of January, we presented a report on this Router capability, who on the surface of the red planet Mars since 2004. His estimated life is about 90 days, but something incredible, up to date. NASA lost it on January 26 after a great sandstorm.
Rover rose from the dead
These days, NASA announced "a little miracle". Rover Opportunity rose from the dead. What, in particular, caused the inability to connect to the router is currently unknown.
"We are not yet sure what the reason for this is and collect the relevant analysis data," says Stephen Lee in a blog post. He adds that "Rover has survived a one-time reset on the computer and is working normally, as it is a good sign."
Rover's revival is due only to curiosity. After longer periods of inactivity, they tried to turn Rover once and several times. After about 30 attempts, the rider switched to security mode. At the moment, scientists are trying to rebuild what has happened on the red planet and what caused the failure of the burrow by taking pictures of its memory.
In the short term, we limit vehicle orders to minimize
changes in his memory, "Lee said. "We do not want to destroy any evidence
what can cause the computer to recover. As a result, we expect this
scientific operations will be discontinued for a short period of time. "