The fault touched the main camera of the Hubble Space Telescope. Representatives from NASA reported that the camera suspended work on January 8 due to a hardware problem. Three other scientific tools continue to function normally, so the observations do not stop.
In the photo of April 25, 1990, most of the large Hubble Space Telescope is visible after the deployment of solar panels and antennas. The main camera has stopped working. NASA reports that it is not functioning since January 8 due to hardware problems.
This is the third camera installed by astronauts during the flight of the shuttle in 2009. NASA says the camera has spare electronics that can be activated if necessary. The camera made amazing photos of stars, distant galaxies and helped in deep sky surveys. She also studied objects in the solar system, fixing the tiny satellites of Pluto and the 14th moon around Neptune. It takes pictures in visible and ultraviolet light, as well as in the near infrared range.
The telescope was launched in 1990 and was established in an orbit with a height of 560 km. He sent 5 missions to repair and update. In the fall of 2018, the telescope stopped working for 3 weeks. Now the team is engaged in diagnosing the problem in order to get Hubble back to the usual work as soon as possible.