Curiosity suspended scientific operations due to memory failure

The rover Curiosity suspended the implementation of a scientific program due to problems with the transfer of data stored in its memory. The corresponding message was published in the mission blog on the NASA website.
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The problem was first discovered on the night of September 15th. Because of the failure, Curiosity lost the ability to send information stored in the onboard computer to Earth. At the same time, the rover can still send real-time status of its systems. However, the amount of information transmitted in this way is limited, which makes it difficult for specialists to determine the cause of problems.
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One of the latest images of the Martian surface, transmitted by Curiosity before memory problems
For a time while Curiosity cannot transmit the information stored in the memory, the mission’s specialists decided to turn off its scientific instruments. Currently, they are preparing to work a spare computer rover.It may be required to diagnose the cause of the problem. It is worth noting that up to 200 mission solos, this computer was the main one. However, then his work failed and he stopped responding to commands from the Earth. According to experts, since then they have found a solution to the problem.
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Computer RAD750. Similar installed on board curiosity
Since Curiosity cannot conduct scientific observations for the time being, the mission team decided to use this pause to study the data it had collected more carefully and find the most suitable place for another drilling attempt on the hematite ridge of Vera Rubin.

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