Feb 21 2013
Software updates can sometimes be tricky. There is always a chance of having issues like your old phone may not support the updated version of your favourite app, or your old computer gets sluggish with the new update of operating system. But things can get more worse than this. Recently a software update caused to lose communication with International Space Station of NASA.
“Flight controllers were in the process of updating the station’s command and control software and were transitioning from the primary computer to the backup computer to complete the software load when the loss of communication occurred.” -NASA
Luckily station at Houston, Texas, were able to get in touch with the ISS via Russian ground stations.
And if you dont know anything about ISS or the International Space Station. Here are some basic facts for you.
The International Space Station is a habitable artificial satellite in low Earth orbit.
Orbit height: 230 miles (370 km)
Speed on orbit: 4.791 miles/s (7.71 km/s)
Launch date: November 20, 1998
Cost: 150 billion USD
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