[svlug] Mars Rover
k5di at zianet.com
Mon Jan 26 05:05:00 PST 2004
On Mon, 26 Jan 2004, Karsten M. Self wrote:
> on Sun, Jan 25, 2004 at 07:38:15PM -0700, Karl Larsen (k5di at zianet.com) wrote:
> > On Sun, 25 Jan 2004, Ian MacLure wrote:
> > > At 03:00 PM 1/25/04 -0500, you wrote:
> > > >From: Karl Larsen <k5di at zianet.com>
> > > >Subject: [svlug] Mars Rover
> > > >Date: Sun, 25 Jan 2004 06:03:44 -0700 (MST)
> > >
> > >
> > > > As you have heard, they are having computer problems on Mars.
> > > >This morning I learned the problem is with "flash memory". I have never
> > > >run across flash memory so I wonder if anyone here knows what that is.
> > > >
> > > > Could they have equiped the rover with windoz 98?
> > >
> > > I am given to understand the rover runs VxWorks from Wind River
> > >
> > > IBM
> > That is good news if true. Be interesting when they do come
> > public with what went wrong. I have been helping with a satellite that
> > will launch soon with a kodak digital camera controlled by the tiny
> > linux developed by debian. We had it on the internet so everyone could
> > work with it. Great fun for a 68 year old retired professor who uses
> > linux and loves it.
> Dig through the /. archives, Karl, and you'll find they knew the
> problem before your first post.
I did and yes they are bypassing the flash memory with a ram
disk which does what the flash memory was doing and the rover is now
controllable again. /. is nice because you go through several layers of
- Karl Larsen k5di Las Cruces,NM Az ScQRPions -
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