NASA’s Hubble Telescope Has Been Down For Last Few Days With Repairs On Going
NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has been down for the past two weeks facing technical issues affecting the satellite’s main payload computer.
The telescope has two payload computers, a main and a backup. Following issues with the main payload computer, the backup payload computer was turned on for the very first time however it too faced the same issue.
According to a statement from NASA, tests conducted showed that numerous combinations of hardware pieces experienced the same error in which commands to write into or read from memory were not successful.
NASA engineers are continuously working to investigate what caused the issue in the software and to repair it.
The Hubble Telescope was launched in 1990 and continues to orbit around the earth providing images of space to scientists and has contributed to significant discoveries in the cosmos.
Over the years NASA launched five servicing missions to repair technical issues of the aging telescope.