Hubble in Future

NASA To Prevent Glitches With Hubble in Future

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Key Highlights

  • NASA has brought back the Hubble space telescope to fully operational mode

  • Hubble space telescope will soon have another powerful telescope named as James web space telescope

  • NASA is aiming to expand the knowledge regarding cosmos using Hubble space and James web telescope.

NASA’s misery with Hubble space telescope

In late October 2021, Hubble was facing technical issues with synchronization of internal communication. This underlying issue had put all the four scope’s science instrument go offline. However, the advanced camera for surveys came online on 7 November 2021. The other devices were kept on safe mode for protection. NASA team has decided to install a software update in mid-December. Several other devices will also be receiving software updates in upcoming months. These updates will prevent the glitches in future.

To enhance the knowledge, NASA has collaborated with European Space agency and Canadian Space agency. The collaboration is to include another potent telescope, James Webb telescope. Webb telescope has the capability to capture infrared and can complement Hubble. NASA thinks that usage of both the telescopes will provide assistance in expanding their knowledge regarding cosmos.

Hubble’s launch of 1990

Hubble space telescope was launched on 1990. This telescope is providing astounding and gorgeous images of universe since 1990. Apart from images, a good amount of data has been recorded about the universe. The data is mainly around remote galaxies, pictures of nebulas and supernovas along with object closest to the moon. Hubble space telescope orbits on Earth. It is positioned in such a manner, that it is providing the view way better than that of grounded telescopes.

Hubble has managed to remain in the outer pace for about 31 years and is covering solar system along with high redshift universe. This telescope is providing spectroscopy with high resolution imaging at UV, optical and near infrared wavelengths. This beauty absorbs energy from sun and has 25-foot solar panels. It can ingest around 2,800 watt of battery and has a battery of about 20 cars (6 nickel-hydrogen). This giant is circulating 120 gigabytes of science data every week. The pictures and data are stored on magneto optical disks.

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