Nasa to hack Mars rover Opportunity to fix ‘amnesia’ fault

The problems are becoming more severe, Nasa says, with the memory issue causing the rover to reset itself, and in some cases stop communicating with mission control altogether.

In an attempt to solve the problem, the Nasa team is attempting to “hack” the rover’s software so that it ignores the faulty part of its flash memory, and instead writes, permanently, to the healthy hardware.

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