Hubble fix hits snag, is delayed

Hubble fix hits snag, is delayed

Hubble fix hits snag, is delayed

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Oct. 17 2008 12:10 PM

Hubble fix hits snag, is delayed

I just heard that something has gone awry with the switching on of the backup system on Hubble. It's not clear what's going on as I write this or how serious it is, but Hubble has gone back into "safe mode" which is when it shuts itself down and awaits new orders. NASA is planning a telecon on this at 3:00 Eastern time. I unfortunately won't be around to listen, but it will be webcast on their site.

I'll post more info as I find it.