The 2006 image of Mars Express shows the giant glacial valley of the Red Planet. ESA plans to remotely upgrade the software on the probe to ensure stable operation of the device. The probe arrived on Mars at the end of 2003 for a 2-year mission. But 15 years have passed, and it still works.
ESA representatives said they plan to remotely update the software on the Mars probe Mars Express to ensure stable functionality of the mechanism. The probe arrived on the planet at the end of 2003 to conduct a 2-year mission. It's been 15 years, and it still works. It is important to note that 4 out of 6 gyros failed and the mission should be completed in 2019. Therefore, the engineers decided to rewrite the program code so that the device could be oriented using images of the surrounding stars most of the time. Last Sunday, the code was downloaded, and a reboot is scheduled for April 16.