Journey 1. Do you remember? Inspired study by . And from interstellar space, the study constantly collects and returns scientific data, obtaining and executing commands. In short, it works completely normally. Well almost …In 1977. 45 years ago. Today, It is 23.3 billion kilometers from Earth.
Because Those still working on the mission noticed something strange. The system they call Attitude Control – the system that controls the orientation of the craft – AACS for specialists, from which data began to be sent back. “Invalid”. From “Data that appears to be randomly generated or may reflect the potential state of AACS”. Our behavior seems completely normal, but it is ours Showed .
We are investigating a mystery NASA Voyager 1.
The 45-year-old spacecraft continues to deliver scientific data and otherwise runs normally, with some system readouts not accurately reflecting what is happening on board. https://t.co/yTFQ4SsOCb
-NASA JBL (ASNASAJPL) May 19, 2022
Voyager 1 does not position itself “Safe World”. His signal did not weaken either.
So engineers need to determine if the problem comes directly from AACS. Or one of the organizations involved in creating and sending . Once the source of the problem is identified, a solution must be found. Or a way of adapting to it. Until then, it is difficult to estimate the potential impact on it . This is beyond what NASA experts have already imagined.