Friday, 29 May 2015


Slashdot has a story about how the Planetary Society's LightSail spacecraft has gone silent, its telemetry having crashed because of a software bug.  Remote commands to reboot it have failed, so their current plan is to wait charged particles to affect electronics so that it forces a reboot.

As another commenter said: “Watchdogs are for wimps. Real designers use supernovas in a distant galaxy to reset their boards.”

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