(ORDO NEWS) — The Mid-Infrared Instrument (MIRI) of the James Webb Space Telescope, which failed on August 24, has resumed operations.
The problem turned out to be the MRS mechanism, which was subjected to “increased friction” during the setup of the scientific observation equipment.
While the device was offline, the engineers tried to solve the problem remotely.
The technicians concluded that “the problem is caused by increased contact forces between the components of the wheel center bearing assembly under certain conditions.”
So the engineers came up with a new plan to use the mechanism in scientific research.
On November 2, engineers conducted a test to determine the friction of the wheels of the mechanism, which now does not interfere with the operation of the devices.
Therefore, the space telescope will resume scientific observations using MIRI as early as November 12.
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