Thursday, 10 January 2019

Hubble telescope camera is broken — and US government shutdown could delay repairs

Hubble telescope camera is broken — and US government shutdown could delay repairs

One of the Hubble Space Telescope’s main instruments stopped working on 8 January because of an unspecified hardware problem, NASA says. Engineers are unlikely to be able to fix the ageing telescope until the ongoing US government shutdown ends — whenever that might be. Hubble’s mission operations are based at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, where most employees are on involuntary leave during the shutdown.

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