And according to the British newspaper, “Daily Mail”, the US space agency added in a tweet, “Scientific observations have been temporarily suspended while the team is investigating the problem,” explaining that “the instruments are still in good health.”
When Hubble is in safe mode, it doesn’t notice any orbs or collect data, but it’s still running.
Hubble, which has been in space for more than 30 years, first stopped working in June after experiencing problems with the 1980s-era computer that controls its science instruments, and on June 14, flight controllers at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Maryland restarted the computer after noticing that it stopped working, but they had the same problem and could not turn it on normally.
Hubble’s science operations resumed on July 17, after a month in which it was halted due to a technical failure. The agency successfully performed a risky maneuver to switch Hubble to its backup computer. Then, the backup payload computer was turned on, loaded with software, and put into normal operations.
Hubble, a joint project of NASA, the European Space Agency and the Canadian Space Agency, has been monitoring the universe for more than three decades. It has collected more than 1.5 million observations of the universe, and more than 18,000 scientific papers have been published based on its data.
The telescope orbits the Earth at about 17,000 miles per hour (27,300 kilometers per hour) in low Earth orbit at an altitude of about 340 miles, which is slightly higher than the International Space Station.
The telescope is also named after the famous astronomer Edwin Hubble, who was born in Missouri in 1889 and discovered that the universe is expanding, as well as its rate of expansion.
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