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posted by janrinok on Sunday October 06 2019, @04:29PM   Printer-friendly [Skip to comment(s)]
from the there's-life-in-the-old-satellite-yet dept.

Software fix planned to restore DSCOVR

A space weather and Earth observation satellite that has been offline for more than three months could be restored to normal operations with new software, but that fix is not expected to be completed until early next year.

In a Sept. 30 statement, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said that it has been working with NASA and an unnamed company on a "software fix" to restore the Deep Space Climate Observatory, or DSCOVR, which went into a "safehold" June 27.

Those efforts, the agency said, are making progress, but it doesn't expect DSCOVR to resume operations soon. "Engineers report that intermediate test results of the software fix have been positive and they expect it to be incorporated during the first quarter of calendar year 2020," NOAA said in its statement.

Deep Space Climate Observatory.

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  • (Score: -1, Troll) by Anonymous Coward on Sunday October 06 2019, @04:48PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Sunday October 06 2019, @04:48PM (#903409)

    If a coder took two quarters to deliver a software fix after one quarter of downtime, the entire Indian outsourced team that produced the software would be fired and work would resume immediately with another Indian outsourced software house. The American managers who chose the losing Indian team would have their lives ruined forever by being placed on a terrorist no-hire list. That's how America gets things done.

  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Monday October 07 2019, @12:36AM

    by Anonymous Coward on Monday October 07 2019, @12:36AM (#903522)

    NOAA determined the root cause was a Windows 10 update which will take a few months to complete.