NASA is reporting on their Voyager Twitter feed that the Voyager 2 spacecraft is once again operational.
Here's the skinny: My twin went to do a roll to calibrate the onboard magnetometer, overdrew power and tripped software designed to automatically protect the spacecraft.
— NASA Voyager (@NASAVoyager) January 29, 2020
Good vibes! Voyager 2 continues to be stable, and communications between Earth and the spacecraft are fine.
— NASA Voyager (@NASAVoyager) February 6, 2020
Kind of astonishing that 70s space tech that is 11.5 billion miles away from home is still talking to us. The Voyager 2 ran into trouble in late January and became unresponsive.
Read more on JPL's website.
Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech