International Journal of Mars Research | ISSN 2453-8760 | Current Issue: 5 Volume 4

MER Opportunity

MER Opportunity’s memory reformat

Volume 2, Issue 3

The rover team reformatted the aging rover’s flash memory to restore use of overnight data storage. After avoiding use of the rover’s flash memory for three months, the team operating NASA’s 11-year-old Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity has reformatted the vehicle’s flash memory banks and resumed storing some data overnight for transmitting later.

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