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Hubble's Wide Field Camera 3 Recovered and Collecting Science

Release date: Jan 17, 2019 2:00 PM (EST)
Hubble's Wide Field Camera 3 Recovered and Collecting Science

The Hubble Space Telescope's Wide Field Camera 3 was brought back to full operational status and completed its first science observations just after noon EST today, Jan. 17, 2019.

For more information, visit https://www.nasa.gov/feature/goddard/2019/wide-field-camera-3-anomaly-on-hubble-space-telescope.

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Release date: Jan 17, 2019
Hubble's Wide Field Camera 3 Recovered and Collecting Science

The Hubble Space Telescope's Wide Field Camera 3 was brought back to full operational status and completed its first science observations just after noon EST today, Jan. 17, 2019. The instrument autonomously shut down on Jan. 8 after internal data erroneously indicated invalid voltage levels.

The Wide Field Camera 3 was installed on Hubble in May 2009 during the last servicing mission. It has taken over 240,000 observations to date and is the most used instrument of Hubble's current compliment.

For more information about Hubble, visit http://www.nasa.gov.