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Thu Mar 14, 2024, 10:12 AM Mar 2024

Voyager 1 starts making sense again after months of babble [View all]

Engineers are hopeful that the veteran spacecraft Voyager 1 might have turned a corner after spending the last three months spouting gibberish at controllers.…

On March 1, the Voyager team sent a command, dubbed a "poke," to get the probe's Flight Data System (FDS) to try some other sequences in its software in the hope of circumventing whatever had become corrupted.

Readers of a certain vintage will doubtless have memories of poke sheets for various 1980s games. Not that this hack ever used a poke to get infinite lives in Jet Set Willy, of course.

While Voyager 1's lifespan is not infinite, it has endured far longer than anticipated and might be about to dodge yet another bullet. On March 3, the mission team saw something different in the stream of data returned from the spacecraft, which had been unreadable since December.

Read more: https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/technology/voyager-1-starts-making-sense-again-after-months-of-babble/ar-BB1jSZxL

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I hope the reset wasn't to rename it Veeger The Polack MSgt Mar 2024 #1
Oh, you Hekate Mar 2024 #8
Better angle here edbermac Mar 2024 #2
These remind me of the Vanguard rocket. LastLiberal in PalmSprings Mar 2024 #4
I remember "poke sheets" from one computer I used in the Army jmowreader Mar 2024 #3
Nice! calimary Mar 2024 #6
K&R burrowowl Mar 2024 #5
I was more of a Leisure Suit Larry kinda guy ;) n/t Cheezoholic Mar 2024 #7
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