NASA’s Curiosity Rover gets out of the “Safe Mode” for further scientific investigations

NASA's Curiosity Rover
Curiosity Rover’s Self Portrait at ‘John Klein’ Drilling Site (Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS)

Main point:

NASA’s has rebooted the Mars Rover Curiosity and returned the robot to the active status.

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In a tweet on March 18, “Curiosity rover” reported that the team of engineers found the software issue.

This six wheeled, car-size, billion dollars robot went to the safe mode on February 28, when the engineers moved the robot to the backup (B-side) computer to protect it from the problem but now the A-side is available again and the rover will start its scientific investigations soon.

“We expect to get back to sample-analysis science by the end of the week,” Curiosity mission manager Jennifer Trosper, of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., said in a statement.

“Other upcoming activities include preparations for a moratorium on transmitting commands to Curiosity during most of April, when Mars will be passing nearly directly behind the sun from Earth’s perspective. The moratorium is a precaution against interference by the sun corrupting a command sent to the rover.” NASA officials wrote in a statement.

In a tweet on March 18, “Curiosity rover” reported more evidences of water-bearing minerals.



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