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Hubble still on sick leave October 20, 2008

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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.

A number of status reports from NASA can be found here. Good coverage is given on Ars Technica, the Planetary Society Blog, Wired Science and Bad Astronomy – so you can read up in detail there!

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