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NASA: A New Plan for Keeping NASA’s Oldest Explorers Going

With careful planning and dashes of creativity, engineers have been able to keep NASA’s Voyager 1 and 2 spacecraft flying for nearly 42 years — longer than any other spacecraft in history. To ensure that these vintage robots continue to return the best science data possible from the frontiers of space, mission engineers are implementing a new plan to manage them. And that involves making difficult choices, particularly about instruments and thrusters.

Full story at https://www.nasa.gov/feature/jpl/a-new-plan-for-keeping-nasas-oldest-explorers-going

Source: NASA