Voyager 1 Back Online – Science News Australia

Science News Australia Voyager 1 Back online

After a period of troubleshooting and anticipation, Voyager 1 has resumed communication with Earth.

The aging NASA spacecraft, currently situated about 24 billion kilometres away from Earth, encountered transmission issues in November. However, on April 20, NASA scientists successfully brought the probe back online by uploading new flight software to bypass a malfunctioning section of onboard computer memory. Suzanne Dodd, the project manager for the mission at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., stated that they are now receiving data regarding the spacecraft’s condition and anticipate hearing from its scientific instruments in the coming weeks.

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