After months of sending false telemetry to Earth, NASA's 45-year-old space probe Voyager 1 was re-established and a team of researchers in charge of its maintenance finally managed to determine the reason for sending incorrect data to the ACS on-board guidance system, which sends the antenna to our planet, but the solution to the mystery problem has not ended.
Voyager 1 is now sending the exact data back to Earth. However, NASA stated: . otherwise, the machine operates and collects the data in its regular state.
Once engineers assumed that Voyager 1 had used a faulty computer to send the data, they simply sent the probe to use the correct, still functioning computer already used to process and send the telemetry. Although the problem had proved to be quite easy to handle, it had taken a long time to get the Earth signal to reach 23.5 billion km, it took about 22 hours and the distance continued to increase.
Although one question has been solved, another one has arisen, which caused a malfunction that caused the use of a faulty computer? According to engineers, the probe began to send a telemetry "incorrectly" because the ACS system received a command from another on-board computer. This may mean that a new problem has arisen in the subsoils of Voyager's computer module. However, mission leaders believe that this does not pose a threat to the long-term "health" of a legendary spacecraft. However, they continue to find out what led to the disruption of work.
NASA sent Voyager 1 into space in 1977, after which it passed Jupiter and Saturn and entered interstellar space in 2012, continuing to send signals to its creators.