NASA illustration shows Chandra X-ray Observatory. Space Telescope returned to work after a two-day hibernation
One of the NASA space telescopes returned to the mission after a two-day hibernation. NASA reported that the Chandra X-ray Observatory woke up on October 12th. The problem occurred less than a week after the situation with the Hubble Space Telescope. In both cases, the reason was a failure in coordinating the mechanism.
Representatives point to a glitch in one of the gyros. Last Wednesday, Chandra provided 3 seconds of incorrect data. This is enough for the 19-year-old telescope to be transferred to safe mode, during which all scientific observations ceased. Flight controllers resumed Chandra, switching to a backup gyroscope. It is expected that by the end of this week it will turn out to resume the usual observations. Hubble is still “resting” after a more serious problem with the gyroscope that occurred on October 5th.