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Despite gyro failure, NASA says Hubble Space Telescope still up to world-class science


Despite gyro failure, NASA says Hubble Space Telescope still up to world-class science Trouble with one of the Hubble Space Telescope’s three remaining gyroscopes, critical for aiming and locking onto targets, has prompted mission managers to switch to a backup control mode that will limit some observations but keep the iconic observatory running well into the 2030s, officials said Tuesday. “We still believe there’s very high reliability and likelihood that we can operate Hubble very successfully, doing groundbreaking science, through the rest of the 20s and into the 2030s,” Patrick Crouse, the Hubble project manager, told reporters during an afternoon teleconference.   More



(Source: SpaceFlight Now - Jun 5)

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