Hubble still on sick leave October 20, 2008Posted by Sarah in science.
Tags: astronomy, hubble, nasa, space
I’m a bit late to report the latest on Hubble because of my travels, but I thought I’d post a heads up on what’s going on after all. Last week, NASA engineers managed to switch the telescope communications over to use the redundant side. But when they attempted to reboot the telescope not everything went as expected. In a news conference last Friday, NASA explained that Hubble is now in safe mode, while engineers try to figure out precisely what has happened, and how to fix it.