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Mars Global Surveyor failure report

Emily Lakdawalla at the Planetary Society reports on the report about why Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) failed last November. [A] chain of events beginning in September 2005 resulted in incorrect data being stored in two key parameters in the spacecraft’s memory in June 2006. As a result of reading that data in November 2006, the […]

file heaven

Poking my head up after a crazy-busy week. Lovely weather around here. Beautiful, clear and blustery-windy. Blustery wind wreaks havoc with consistent electricity. Of course a power outage appears on the heavy “just as we are finishing a big project” deadine day. (Hey, why won’t the file print? Hm. I’m pretty sure I know the […]