Curiosity team confident rover will bounce back from glitch

aHR0cDovL3d3dy5zcGFjZS5jb20vaW1hZ2VzL2kvMDAwLzA3OS81Njgvb3JpZ2luYWwvbWFycy1kdXN0LXN0b3JtLTIwMTgtY3VyaW9zaXR5LmpwZw==[From] It’s still unclear exactly what’s ailing NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover, but mission team members are optimistic they can get the six-wheeled robot up and running again.

Since last Saturday night (Sept. 15), Curiosity has had trouble beaming home to Earth certain science and engineering data stored in its memory. Curiosity has stood down from all science operations while the mission team investigates the problem.

The issue is related to the rover’s internal file system. Something is preventing the rover from accessing the locations where the affected data are stored, said Curiosity deputy project manager Steve Lee, of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California… [More at link]

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