Kyuriositi” experienced overheating of all systems




Kyuriositi” experienced overheating of all systems


Engineers Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) NASA in Pasadena, Calif., said that Mars Research Laboratory, the rover ” Kyuriositi “experienced an unauthorized reboot all systems from overheating, which occurred on November 7.

It all started when, when “Kyuriositi” data packets to the automatic interplanetary station Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. Typically MRO first receives data from ground-based equipment, located on Mars and then transmits the data obtained back to Earth. This method of communication is considered to be the most effective, because it herself interplanetary probe ever get recharged by generating electricity from sunlight.  —




In turn, the Martian rover “Kyuriositi” spent a week of diagnosis and update their software, in general, a routine process that has been pre-planned by engineers JPL. Working on nuclear fuel robot sent engineering and technical data on MRO, and then get the new data to work with. After about four and a half hours after the new software was loaded into its memory, computers rover suddenly experienced the first reboot, which was caused by overheating of the system. This happens every time when in the code error is detected. This security measure helps prevent more serious damage.

NASA experts say that this is the first failure and restart “Kyuriositi” caused by the overheating of its computers, since the moment the first rover down to the surface of the Red Planet Aug. 6, 2012. Currently, engineers examine the code that could lead to such errors.

“Telemetry that after this point was obtained by the rover indicates that a reboot due to overheating systems was in response to some unexpected failure”, – said Jim Erickson, project manager at JPL, work-related Martian rover.

The expert also hastened to reassure everyone by saying that at the moment the rover is working completely normally.

Recall that the launch of the rover to Mars took place November 26, 2011 aboard a rocket “Atlas 5” from Cape Canaveral, Florida. Weighing in at nearly a ton and the size of a Mini Cooper, Rover distinguished from all other similar robots that sail the open spaces of Mars, that it is powered by a radioisotope thermoelectric generator.
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