2021-11-23

NASA is one step closer to resuming the full operation of the Hubble Space Telescope

By yqqlm yqqlm

Visit: the first scientific observation of the wide field camera No. 3 in the activity Hall of Alibaba cloud’s 11.11 shangyun Carnival since the abnormal situation will be carried out on November 23

the team chose to restore the Hubble instrument, wide field camera 3, which accounts for more than one third of the observation time of the spacecraft. Engineers are also preparing to change the parameters of the instrument and test these changes on a ground simulator. These changes will enable the instrument to process several missed synchronization information and continue to operate normally in the future. These changes will first be applied to another instrument, the cosmic origin spectrometer, to further protect its sensitive far ultraviolet detector. The team will need several weeks to complete the test and upload these changes to the spacecraft

although the team has not found any further information loss since the monitoring began on November 1, NASA is taking additional measures to ensure the safety of the hardware to prevent the problem from happening again. The investigation into the cause of the loss of information continues. The remaining Hubble instruments are still in safe mode, and the rest of the spacecraft continues to operate as expected

NASA is one step closer to resuming the full operation of the Hubble Space Telescope