logo

Video encyclopedia

21/01/2004 Mars Rover Spirit ceases to communicate with control

2:28

Ten Years After Mars Rover Spirit Landing | TIME

The next day the rover responded, but it was clear that it is not working properly. The cause of the trouble was identified as a problem with machine`s flash memory. It contained too many files. NASA remotely deleted old files and reformatted the memory. The rover was restored to its original working condition.