Re: Not IT, but a similar experience
In fairness I doubt satellites suffer from much oxide build-up on the battery terminals :-D
Your story did give me a flashback though - remember when RAM used to get an oxidation build up and introduce random memory failures? Re-seating RAM was one of the first tricks I would perform on a dodgy PC but don't think I've had cause to do it for years.
Was that a real thing that doesn't happen anymore, or just a placebo effect we used to experience?