Thursday, May 2, 2019

Great Article About a Mission That I Worked On

9/26/17 Business Insider reports that a last minute fix to Voyager before launch:
But just months before the plutonium-powered robots were supposed to launch, scientists made a surprising last-minute addition: they covered critical parts of the probes in kitchen-grade aluminum foil.
The ad-hoc protection was added because Jupiter appeared to have more intense magnetic and radiation fields than scientists originally anticipated.

1 comment:

Windy Wilson said...

So, the electronics received tinfoil hats? ;)
The residents of the Venice Boardwalk would be interested in hearing that.

If you can tell, what was your part in this project?