View Full Version : Engineers Struggle to Reestablish Link to Spirit

2005-Sep-17, 05:22 AM
SUMMARY: NASA engineers have been working overtime to reestablish communications with the Spirit rover after it mysteriously stopped talking to mission control on Wednesday just before it executed an experiment to grind a few millimeters into a rock. They did receive a reassuring confirmation on Thursday that Spirit was receiving transmissions from Earth; although, it hasn't sent any data back yet. The engineers aren't sure what caused the problem, but since they did get that confirmation, it's probably not in the power system, radio, transmitter or some software. A very slow communications link was established on Friday morning, but it's still unclear exactly what's wrong or if it's repairable.

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