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1. Voyager 2's flipped bit fixed

(Web Page; Mon Apr 23 01:35:00 CDT 2012)

A happy ending to this story: JPL reported yesterday evening that the flipped bit in Voyager 2's flight data system software has been successfully toggled back to its correct value.Reset commands were beamed up to the spacecraft yesterda...

Description: Voyager 2's flipped bit fixed

2. Some trouble on Voyager 2

(Web Page; Mon Apr 23 01:35:00 CDT 2012)

The following was posted on JPL's website late this afternoon:Engineers have shifted NASA's Voyager 2 spacecraft into a mode that transmits only spacecraft health and status data while they diagnose an unexpected change in the pattern of...

Description: Some trouble on Voyager 2

3. Update on Voyager 2 status

(Web Page; Mon Apr 23 01:35:00 CDT 2012)

Good old Voyager 2; she takes a licking and keeps on ticking. I just had a chat with project scientist Ed Stone, and he's "optimistic" that they'll fix her problem and get her back her usual work of returning data from beyond the edge o...

Description: Update on Voyager 2 status

4. Pretty pictures: Voyager 2 at Jupiter

(Web Page; Sun Sep 14 10:45:00 CDT 2014)

My most recent Snapshots from Space video discussed the forgotten treasures just waiting in the NASA data archives for skilled image processors to turn into lovely photos. Here are two perfect examples of that, made by Daniel Machá...

Description: Here are two perfect examples of Voyager 2's amazing untapped treasures.

5. Voyager Mission Status Bulletins: The Voyager 2 Uranus flyby

(Web Page; Mon Apr 23 01:34:00 CDT 2012)

After a hiatus of more than three years since the Saturn encounters, in 1985, the Voyager mission bulletins started issuing forth from the Jet Propulsion Laboratory again. Bulletins 68 through 80 cover the Uranus encounter. These were ...

Description: Voyager Mission Status Bulletins: The Voyager 2 Uranus flyby

6. Voyager 2 status update: Yep, it was a flipped bit

(Web Page; Mon Apr 23 01:35:00 CDT 2012)

Voyager 2's engineers have confirmed that the problem with the spacecraft was indeed the result of a single flipped bit in its software, as they predicted. A fix is planned for Wednesday, May 19. Details as reported here:One flip of a ...

Description: Voyager 2 status update: Yep, it was a flipped bit

7. Final set of Voyager Mission Status Bulletins: The Voyager 2 Neptune flyby and beyond

(Web Page; Mon Apr 23 01:34:00 CDT 2012)

I'm surprised no one's emailed me demanding the last batch of Voyager mission status bulletins! Well, here they are, available in one big archive (in a zip file linked from the top of the page) or in single PDFs.When we last left our he...

Description: Final set of Voyager Mission Status Bulletins: The Voyager 2 Neptune flyby and beyond

8. Best-ever Neptune mosaics for the 25th anniversary of Voyager 2's flyby

(Web Page; Mon Aug 25 11:01:00 CDT 2014)

In honor of the 25th anniversary of the Voyager 2 flyby of Neptune, image magician Björn Jónsson has applied his skill to some underappreciated images of the distant ice giant. Behold the highest-resolution global mosaics of ...

Description: In honor of the 25th anniversary of the Voyager 2 flyby of Neptune, image magician Björn Jónsson has produced two new global mosaics of the distant ice giant, the highest-resolution ever made.

9. What do we know about Uranus' moons? Part 2

(Web Page; Tue Oct 22 18:41:00 CDT 2013)

A few weeks ago I posted the result of my noodling around for a while with the Voyager 2 image catalogs from Uranus. As amazing and inspiring a mission as Voyager 2 was, its data sets from Uranus and Neptune are quite limited in size; it...

Description: Here is every single image of the last two moons discovered prior to the Voyager 2 encounter, Titania and Umbriel.

10. Mysterious Umbriel

(Web Page; Tue Oct 22 18:49:00 CDT 2013)

Umbriel, a moon of Uranus, is about 1200 kilometers across. It is less reflective than the planet's other moons, except for mysterious bright features: one seen on the rim of what appears to be a crater, and the central peak of another. ...

Description: Presenting a newly-processed version of Voyager 2's best images of Uranus' moon Umbriel.

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