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barkis

Problem for Nasa

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Just read the headline, but no details.   It seems there is a problem with the Hubble's main camera.   

Apologies if this has been reported elsewhere on SGL.    If it can't be fixed remotely, an unlikely event, then with no shuttle to transport a repair team, and Russia not likely to loan a Soyuz vehicle. Perhaps Hubble's days are numbered.       Especially if the  JWST is successfully deployed.

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Never mind the shuttle. As I understand the situation, NASA Engineers can't even come in to work to investigate the problem due to the government shutdown.

I won't say more, or what I think, for risk of contravening SGL rules.

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What a shame.  Well let's hope they can fix whatever the issue is remotely!

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Never mind now the problem has been posted here a member will soon post a solution.

Regards Andrew 

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Just now, andrew s said:

Never mind now the problem has been posted here a member will soon post a solution.

Regards Andrew 

And then 20 more will argue they are wrong!

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2 minutes ago, RayD said:

And then 20 more will argue they are wrong!

Oh no they won't!

:D

James

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Hubble has been a revelation, and provided some tremendous images for us all. If the telescope is in decline, then it will be a big loss to astronomers worldwide. Maybe it is a bit presumptious to write it off this early, after all, it had more cameras to continue working with.       

    It is a shame the instrument can't be recovered and brought back to earth, it deserves  a better fate than re entry to a  fiery end.  I do hope I'm being a bit hasty, and a solution is forthcoming to action a fix.,

 

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Just talked about it on the local news. Said the camera does have "back up electronics" but for now, they're not trying to use it.

Another magnificent piece of engineering I hate to see become part of history.

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4 hours ago, LukeSkywatcher said:

Matt Damon will solve it. 

Is he back from Mars then,? 😄

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