Hubble Shut Down - NASA Investigates - The Cosmic Companion 3 Nov. 2021
Hubble shut down on 25 October, and investigators are searching for the reason why - and a solution.
On 25 October, science instruments onboard the Hubble Space Telescope were sent into safe mode, following an unexplained problem. What do we know so far?
Launched in 1990, the Hubble Space Telescope has already made its mark among the legendary telescopes of the ages. This revolutionary telescope continues to be one of the world’s greatest scientific instruments.
At 1:46 am EDT on 23 October, Hubble’s systems signaled controllers on Earth of the loss of a specific synchronization message. This data is used to provide timing information for instruments to respond to commands.
Controllers reset the instruments (Turning it off and turning it back on again is sometimes used on Hubble, as well.) Science operations resumed the morning following the Hubble shut down.
Read more: https://bit.ly/Hubble-Shut-Down-Oct-2021
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