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Hubble’s Wide Field Camera 3 Recovered, Collecting Science Data

Status Report From: NASA HQ
Posted: Thursday, January 17, 2019

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. 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:

www.nasa.gov/hubble

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