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Nasa rover breaks down on Mars

Nasa scientists are trying to work out what went wrong
Nasa's Mars rover Spirit has stopped sending useful data to Earth from the Red Planet and mission scientists are unable to send it commands.
Nasa says the problem could either be due to a major power fault, software corruption or memory corruption.

Scientists has tried several times to communicate with the rover but has received either very little or no data.

The spacecraft has entered a fault mode and Nasa is now devising a strategy for getting back in contact with Spirit.

"This is a serious problem. This is an extremely serious anomaly," said Peter Theisinger Spirit project manager.
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Replied by voyager on topic Re: Nasa rover breaks down on Mars

Bugger :cry:

The curse of Mars strikes again!

I really hope they get back in touch with Spirit because it has only started to live up to its potential.

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Replied by dave_lillis on topic Re: Nasa rover breaks down on Mars

Those bloody martians,
can't they leave our equipment alone. :wink:

Good thing there's two of them.
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Replied by daveg on topic Re: Nasa rover breaks down on Mars

One possible cause I heard was that there was bad weather at the Canberra telescope that they were using to tx data. This may have caused corrupt info going to the lander causing it to go into a "safe mode". This was from Leo Enright on 5 7 live.

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