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Thank goodness Apple doesn't make space probes

24 Apr 2024

Some good news for those who have been following the story of NASA's Voyager 1 spacecraft.

After several months of simply sending back gibberish to Earth, the probe is once again sending usable data about the region it is passing through, some 24 billion km from earth.

A fault in one of the components of Voyager's onboard electronics had meant that the flow of data ceased some time ago, athough the radio carrier was still being received. It was only after much head-scratching and lateral thinking that NASA engineers managed to get things working again.

So what does Apple have to do with this?

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