New Horizons enters safe mode 9 days before Pluto rendezvous [Updated]

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Update, 10pm ET: NASA has announced that “There was no hardware or software fault. The underlying cause was a hard-to-detect timing flaw in the spacecraft command sequence that occurred during an operation to prepare for flyby.” Science operations are set to resume on July 7. Original story:  In nine short days, NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft will make history by becoming the first spacecraft to fly past Pluto. Unfortunately on July 4, just days before the team was to send the approach command to the vehicle, an anomaly occurred at 1:54pm EST and communications with the spacecraft were lost. Communications were quickly restored through the deep space network (DSN), with signal confirmation at 3:15pm EDT. Read 12 remaining paragraphs | Comments

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New Horizons enters safe mode 9 days before Pluto rendezvous [Updated]

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