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Hubble brought back to life October 28, 2008

Posted by Sarah in science.
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Last weekend NASA released this statement about the Hubble Space Telescope – and it’s good news! The computer was brought out of the quiescent mode it had been waiting in since the shut down on 16 October. Some engineering checks showed that everything was healthy and ready to restart science operations last Saturday. I haven’t seen anything since, so fingers crossed!

In another welcome development, NASA added an RSS feed for the updates.

A big pat on the back to all the rescue engineers at NASA!

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1. gfish - October 29, 2008

I knew they’d try their best to fix it. Hubble is too valuable to lose. Until the Terrestrial Planet Finder is launched and goes online, astronomers need Hubble. If NASA chose not to fix it, the political ramifications could’ve been dire.


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