I remember hearing the story of a probe on the surface of a planet (maybe Venus) that was lost due to an incredible design flaw, and I'm looking for more details.
The probe had a dish antenna, and when the scientists learnt that a storm was coming they decided to protect the antenna by "folding" it (i.e. to turn it face down, I suppose), but only after doing it did they realize that at that point it was impossible for the probe to receive the signal to unfold it (or any other signal, for that matter), and so they basically lost it. Nobody had thought about the consequences of that operation. The point of the story was that the mistake wasn't made by the operator that sent the command, but rather by the designer that made such command available.
Now I'd like to have more details, but I can't find anything about this story. For example it is not mentioned in this article about the most expensive failed space missions of all time, or in any other article I've found, including the lists of missions to Venus and to Mars on Wikipedia. At this point I'm not even sure the story I remember is real.
Has anybody heard of such a story? What mission was it?