NASA ready to ‘wake up’ Cassini probe

Pasadena, Calif. (UPI) Nov 23, 2010 NASA says it is ready to reactivate the Cassini space probe orbiting Saturn after it switched to a “safe mode” on Nov. 2 and stopped sending science data. Cassini mission controllers plan to reawaken the spacecraft Wednesday out of its protective standby mode, caused by an ill-timed flip of a data bit in Cassini’s command and data system computer, reported. “The bit fli


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