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Hubble Space Telescope may now depend on a computer that hasn’t booted since 2009 – The Register

Perhaps instrument-halting failure is due to compute and interconnect hardware, not memory, after all

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The Hubble Space Telescope may need to boot up a backup computer that’s been dormant since 2009 to carry on operations.
Science work by the orbiting rig came to a halt on June 13 after the computer tasked with controlling the instruments stopped responding…

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