Voyager 2 Resumes Operations Written 11 February 2020


Artist's concept of NASA's Voyager spacecraft. |  NASA/JPL-Caltech

CNN reported that NASA engineers were able to revive the Voyager 2 spacecraft following a January 25 incident in which the spacecraft failed to conduct a scheduled maneuver. The failure “triggered the spacecraft’s fault protection software routine, which responds if it senses that Voyager 2 is consuming too much energy,” and caused it to shut off its scientific instruments. On February 4, NASA engineers “were able to shut down one of the systems using a large amount of power and turn the science instruments back on, according to NASA.” As of February 5, “Voyager 2 remains stable, has resumed taking science data and its continuing to be evaluated, the agency said.”
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