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Re: ISS COMPUTERS NOT UP TO DATE



Seems the title is a bit misleading. It is the Shuttle computers that
cannot handle going from Day 365 to Day 1. The ISS computers are just
fine. The article also states that NASA engineers have a contingency
solution should the need arise.


Kenneth - N5VHO

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SUBMITTED BY ARTHUR N1ORC - AMSAT A/C #31468     
November 7, 2006

Glitch may force NASA to launch shuttle early

Dec. 6 slotted for Discovery

BY TODD HALVORSON
FLORIDA TODAY


HOUSTON - NASA faces a Dec. 17 deadline to launch Discovery and avoid
computer failures that could appear if the shuttle and its astronauts
are flying during the year-end computer clock rollover from 2006 to
2007, officials said Monday.

The next chance to launch would be Jan. 14.

Here's the situation:

FOR THE REST OF THE STORY GO TO:

http://www.flatoday.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20061107/NEWS02/61107
0343/1007 

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