Mars Rover Software Upgrade

This is the single most epic thing that technology has done, next to putting a rover on Mars of course.

Steve Scandore, a senior flight software engineer at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, as saying: "You have to imagine that if something goes wrong with this, it could be the last time you hear from the rover."

The new software, which is designed to help the rover get around Mars, whereas the old software was designed for the landing process, was sent to the rover while it was flying through space en route to Mars. Since then it has been lying dormant and waiting for the command to upgrade. It'll take two days to upgrade the main system on board and then two days to upgrade the backups.

Source: Allthingsd


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