still Hubble Space Telescope In safe mode, it turned off more than two weeks after it first encountered problems, but parts of the 30-year-old space legend are starting to come back into contact, with NASA saying that telescope instrument Advanced Camera Scanning (ACS) works.
According to the British newspaper, “Daily Mail”, the ACS instrument started working again, and since then, it has been taking scientific observations of space, as NASA explained that the ACS was the first instrument to recover because it is the least affected by the lost messages.
Other science instruments are still in safe mode as the US space agency tries to figure out why the synchronization messages were lost on October 23.
periods NASA In a statement: “Over the past week, the mission team has continued to investigate the root cause of sync issues and has not seen any additional issues.”
The team will continue to search for possible short-term solutions this week and develop implementation estimates, and once that occurs, the team will discuss bringing other tools back into operation and resuming their scientific observations.
NASA has started operating parts of the Near Infrared Camera and Multi-Object Spectrometer (NICMOS) instrument to search for potential solutions as to why specific data sync messages are missing.
NICMOS was first installed in 1997, and has been inactive since 2010, when Hubble’s Wide Field Camera 3 (WFC3) was commissioned.
“NICMOS allowed the team to use a tool to gather information about these missing messages while keeping active devices turned off as a safety precaution,” NASA said.
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