I always love hearing when folks you think of as high-tech, resolve problems with a simple reboot. NASA just rebooted the Interstellar Boundary Explorer spacecraft this past week with exactly that, and of course, it worked. Use this as a perfect excuse to spin your computer down and back up again if you run into problems. Also, consider a backup when the computer comes back online again.
“To take the spacecraft out of a contingency mode, the mission team performed a firecode reset (which is an external reset of the spacecraft) instead of waiting for the spacecraft to perform an autonomous reset and power cycle on March 4,” NASA confirmed on Monday.
Found at www.theregister.com