Comment A62N The three finger salute


Software glitch disables LightSail spacecraft


The three finger salute (Score: 2, Insightful)

by on 2015-06-01 12:20 (#A62N)

Sad story, and a neat project. I can only assume the engineers are frantically trying to figure how they can remotely do a Ctl-Alt-Delete.

I pity them, but I also fault them. Easy to armchair code, but it seems to me if you're building this kind of system, your operating policy must be that any error leads to a reboot under known good software conditions. I know, easier said than done, but ...


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2015-06-01 22:34 Insightful +1

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