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NASA has big problems with the probe Voyager-2. I made a scheduled maneuver

Although some argue that life after 40 is only just beginning, it probably can not say the same for the popular poll of space, because all indications are that age gives her strongly felt.We remind you that Voyager 2 is an unmanned space probe sent into space in 1977 by the US space agency NASA’s Voyager program, whose aim was to explore Jupiter and Saturn systems. The probe quickly tackled with this task, so it was decided to extend the work of Uranus and Neptune. Later, she expanded exploration of the heliosphere and marginal areas beyond the heliopause to reach the local interstellar medium – the stage was held in November 2018, and then estimated how NASA had enough power for Voyager 2 2025. Could it was to prove that the estimates were somewhat inflated? It is difficult to judge clearly, but NASA just announced that there were some problems, due to which a probe passed into the security mode, and the engineers are doing what they can to eliminate them and restore the functioning of the Voyager. NASA says that Voyager 2 failed to perform the maneuver scheduled for January 25, which rotates 360 degrees to calibrate the instrument to measure the magnetic field. This means that the two systems with high energy cost worked at the same time, which exhausted the available energy resources.And that place, away 18.5 billion kilometers, you can not just send experts, the probe is designed so that in case of trouble to go to low power consumption mode, to protect against damage. Engineers are currently engaged in so communication with the probe to find out what happened – only that everything is very slow, because the signal reaches the probe in 17 hours, and as many takes to get answers. Either way, specialists are working on the problem and how we learned on January 28 was able to turn off one of these high energy cost systems, allowing for the inclusion of part of the scientific instruments. Engineers now analyze the data collected to check the status of the probe and turn off the other systems that Voyager 2 could return to normal operation. Will it work? It’s hard to say, but we must be prepared for the fact that this was the last gasp of historical probe.