Mars Spacecraft Finally Upgrades From Windows 98 Era Software

Mars Spacecraft Finally Upgrades From Windows 98 Era Software

An illustration of the Mars Express spacecraft launched in 2003.Drawing: ESA The era of dial-up internet, AOL Instant Messenger and Myspace may be on Earth, but on Mars the early years of the Internet are still alive. A Martian spacecraft runs on software designed over 20 years ago in a proprietary environment based on Microsoft … Read more

NASA’s InSight Dust-Choked Lander Likely Won’t Make It To Year’s End

NASA's InSight Dust-Choked Lander Likely Won't Make It To Year's End

NASA announced in May than its InSight Mars lander, a spacecraft that has spent nearly four years investigating Mars geology and seismic activity – would likely be cease scientific operations in mid-summer and shut down all operations by the end of the year, due to low power levels. Now the agency plans to expand Knowledge … Read more

NASA scientists have created a Martian ‘soundscape’ using audio recorded by the Perseverance Rover

NASA scientists have created a Martian 'soundscape' using audio recorded by the Perseverance Rover

NASA scientists have reduced the audio recordings of Perseverance on the Martian surface to five years.hour playlist of the best hits from the red planet (thereyou can listen some here). Sounds are eerily quiet and to offer a new way to explore the Martian environment. They already have assistance confirm some theories about how sound … Read more

InSight Mars Lander mission will end this year, NASA says

InSight Mars Lander mission will end this year, NASA says

NASA officials announced at a press conference today that the InSight lander on Mars will likely stop operating at the end of 2022, after three years of scientific work on the Red Planet’s surface. InSight arrived on Mars in November 2018, and during its time on the Martian surface, it collected remarkable data on the … Read more

The Ingenuity Mars helicopter went silent, leaving the anxious NASA team in the dark

The Ingenuity Mars helicopter went silent, leaving the anxious NASA team in the dark

Late last week, NASA Ingenuity Helicopter succeeded in re-establishing its ties with the Rover of Perseverance following a brief interruption in communications. The space agency says impending winter is likely to blame and is making adjustments accordingly. On Thursday, Ingenuity – thankfully – sent a signal to Perseverance after the intrepid helicopter missed a scheduled … Read more