Engineers have eliminated a critical malfunction on Voyager One

Engineers have eliminated a critical malfunction on Voyager One

NASA engineers have restored correct data transfer from the Voyager-1 probe. The error was caused by data transmission via a broken computer.

In May this year, Voyager 1 surprised scientists when it began sending strange data from the ship's orientation control system.

As a result of the analysis, engineers found that the cause of the data failure was related to an old on-board computer that had been disabled a few years ago. As a result of the software malfunction, Voyager 1 started sending data through an old device that distorted information during the coding process.

After redesigning the transmission through the main-board computer, engineers have fully restored the correct signal. Researchers note that it is not yet clear why the spacecraft is using the old device again. It is likely that such a team has mistakenly given to the main-board computer managing the mission.

This suggests that there may be other malfunctions in the operation of the device, which led to a primary failure; engineers continue to look for the original cause of the error, but they are confident that it does not threaten the normal operation of the spacecraft.

Voyager 1 and its twin Voyager 2 are the space probes developed by NASA for the exploration of the solar system's gas giants. After the planets passed and the main mission ended, both probes continued to operate. They were the first artificial spacecraft to cross the heliopause and are now moving towards the Oort Cloud.

Hytech had previously described in detail the main achievements of the mission, which had been going on for 45 years.