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Hubble returns to science operations on backup payload computer

Hubble returns to science operations on backup payload computer

Source: NASA Spaceflight
Date Published: 07/18/2021

NASA teams have successfully resurrected the iconic Hubble Space Telescope after it first experienced problems with an onboard computer on June 13 and suspended all science operations. The telescope is now fully operational and the switch to the backup hardware — which included powering on the backup payload computer — was performed successfully on July 16. With all its science instruments back online, the collection of science data resumed on July 17. 

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