Fixed issue with Hubble Space Telescope


AA | Saturday, 17 July 2021 – 16:29 | Last Updated : 17 07 2021 – 16:29

The US Aerospace Agency (NASA) announced that it has resolved the problem with the computer problem that appeared in June and stopped all astronomical imaging of the Hubble Space Telescope.

In the statement made by NASA, it was noted that the source of the problem was initially thought to be a computer from the 1980s, but after the backup computer was activated, some parts of the command and data unit were replaced after the problem continued.

In the statement, it was stated that the computers in question have started to work again and that the Hubble Space Telescope will continue to function.

In a statement made by NASA on June 16, it was noted that a computer from the 1980s that controls the science instruments did not work due to possible deterioration in the memory card, and accordingly, the camera and other instruments on the telescope were kept in safe mode.

The Hubble Space Telescope, developed jointly by NASA with the European Space Agency (ESA) and the Space Telescope Science Institute (STScl), has been making space observations in Earth orbit since 1990, when it was launched into space.

Instead of Hubble, which has made more than 1.5 million observations so far and is now expected to retire, NASA’s next-generation James Webb Space Telescope, developed with European and Canadian space agencies, is planned to launch to a point approximately 1.5 million kilometers from the world in November. .