NASA said on Friday that the Hubble Space Telescope, which has been observing the universe for more than 30 years, has been inactive for the past few days. NASA said the problem was the payload computer that stopped working last Sunday. He insisted that the telescope and accompanying scientific instruments were “in good condition.”
NASA continues to work to resolve an issue with the payload computer on the Hubble Space Telescope, which halted on June 13.
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“The purpose of the payload computer is to control and coordinate scientific instruments and monitor them for health and safety purposes,” NASA said. NASA said that preliminary evidence shows that computer memory module degradation is the root cause of computer problems. Attempts to switch to the backup memory module also failed.
The technology of the payload computer can be traced back to the 1980s and was replaced during maintenance work in 2009. The Hubble Space Telescope launched in 1990 completely changed the world of astronomy and changed us by sending back images of the solar system, the Milky Way, and stable galaxies Views on the universe.
A new and more powerful one, called the James Webb Space Telescope, is scheduled to be deployed later this year. It aims to understand the universe more deeply than ever before.