Curiosity Software Successfully Updated From 350 Million Miles Away

| August 16, 2012 | Reply

 

NASA completed yet another major step forward in its mission on Mars.  In a process that took 4 long days, NASA completely changed the software that was on Curiosity, now that the rover has landed and is shown to be working.  The rover didn’t hold enough memory to hold the software needed for both the landing and surface missions. This accomplishment is even more impressive when you think of the time it takes just for one interaction to take place.  It takes 14 minutes for a signal to travel the 350 million miles from NASA to Curiosity and vice-versa.  Now that all the software is in place to begin the surface mission, it will be interesting to see what information the rover will send back to us over time.

 

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