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Voyager 1 fires thrusters last used in 1980 – and they worked!

Dan 55 Silver badge

"The Voyager flight team dug up decades-old data and examined the software that was coded in an outdated assembler language, to make sure we could safely test the thrusters."

I expect they had useful comments and documentation too, which will never be outdated. In fact many companies haven't even heard of them yet.

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