Why NASA's Opportunity rover is having problems with 'amnesia' on Mars

December 31, 2014 4:27 PM

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Why NASA's Opportunity rover is having problems with 'amnesia' on Mars

Though most of the attention is on NASA’s new-ish Curiosity rover currently rumbling around Mars, another craft has been exploring the Red Planet for the better part of a decade. Well, with old age also comes some memory problems.

The decade-old tech that powers NASA’s Opportunity rover is running into some major data problems, specifically what NASA techs are calling “amnesia” related to the way the craft saves and accesses memory. The craft uses two types of memory to record critical telemetry data, dubbed “volatile” and “n...

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