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Curiosity performs warm reset

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The rover had to perform a reset after downloading some new software. This is the first warm reset in 16 months of on-planet activity. I can't believe Curiosity has been on Mars for 16 months!

http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/news/news.php?release=2013-325

Mars Science Laboratory Mission Status Report

NASA's Mars rover Curiosity experienced an unexpected software reboot (also known as a warm reset) yesterday (11/7/13) during a communications pass as it was sending engineering and science data to the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, for later downlinking to Earth. This computer reset occurred about four-and-half hours after new flight software had been temporarily loaded into the rover's memory. At the time the event occurred, Curiosity was in the middle of a scheduled, week-long flight software update and checkout activity.

"Telemetry later downlinked from the rover indicates the warm reset was performed as would be expected in response to an unanticipated event," said Jim Erickson, project manager for the Mars Science Laboratory mission at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif.

More from JPL here: http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/news/news.php?release=2013-325

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Thank god its not running on Windows Vista, zing! Although I am glad it is being continually updated in some form. A long term probe on another world is always a step in the right direction.

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