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NASA Close to Bringing Hubble Space Telescope to Life

NASA announced on Friday that it has made the Hubble Space Telescope operational in semi-operational form. Hubble has been in faithful mode for over a month and is now running on the backup computer. In addition, work continues to make the systems fully operational.

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Hubble’s main computer crashed on June 13, and NASA engineers weren’t able to bring it back to life for a long time. The problem was thought to be related to the memory module, which was discovered to be in the power control unit.

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The power supply supplies five volts of power to the system. When the power fluctuates or is interrupted, the telescope processes pause until sufficient power is provided. NASA has made several attempts to successfully operate the power supply. Therefore, the technical team decided to switch to a backup computer as a last resort, as it is a complex and risky process.

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Ultimately, the backup process was successful. The NASA group will now spend more time operating other equipment of the Hubble Space Telescope. When everything works in a stable state, scientific studies will continue.

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In the middle, Hubble is slowly approaching the end of its life. We expected the launch of the new James Webb Space Telescope on October 31, but there was another delay news. When things go well, both space telescopes will continue to mission together for a while.

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