On June 13, 2021, the Hubble Space Telescope ceased operation due to a malfunction in the payload computer, which is likely to be related to the long-term effects of radiation from space, and work is under way to repair the observatory.
Hubble, who had celebrated his 30th year in orbit last year, stopped working on Sunday, which runs the scientific instruments of the observatory. As of Sunday, the main computer of the telescope no longer received data from this payload, so he transferred all the instruments of the observatory to "safe mode" before sending a message of error to ground teams.
The memory module was last replaced in 2009 by a team of astronauts during service.
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The mission team is currently in the process of moving to these other memory modules; once completed and retested, the observatory will resume normal work.
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This is not the first time that the observatory has encountered technical problems; the first maintenance mission was launched in 1993 to correct an error in the observatory ' s control system and problems with the shape of its main mirror, and other flights were planned as part of the United States space shuttle programme.
More recently, in March of this year, Hubble also moved to "safe mode" after software problems arose.