Rover Opportunity Reformatted to Continue Conquering Mars

March 24, 2015 5:01 PM

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Good news from Mars: Rover Opportunity has been uploaded with new software and the memory issues that plagued the mission for several months have been fixed, for now.

For the past few months, Opportunity’s handlers at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, Calif., have been operating the rover in a “no flash mode” — instead of storing mission data to its flash drive, the rover was being forced to save data to its volatile memory. Volatile memory acts...

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