In mid-June, NASA's Hubble Space Telescope went out of service due to the degradation of memory chips in the payload computer, which is a key component of the telescope because the scientific equipment does not work without it.
Fortunately, NASA scientists managed to restore the computer's functions after a month of calm.
NASA engineers reported on the successful completion of the process of switching the Hubble telescope to working with a backup onboard computer.
On June 13, the telescope ceased operations and went into safe mode due to the termination of the payload computer, which is located in the Science Instrument Command and Data Handling Module (SI C&DH). It supervises and coordinates the work of Hubble's scientific instruments. Due to the failure of its work, all Hubble equipment automatically switched to a safe configuration.
To eliminate the problem, engineers decided to switch the spacecraft to backup hardware, which was carried out successfully.
Astronomical observations are expected to resume within the next few days after engineers have completed checking and calibrating all scientific instruments and ensuring they are kept at the optimum temperature for operation.