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NASA to attempt to reboot Hubble Space Telescope

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posted on Oct, 14 2008 @ 06:41 PM
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NASA to attempt to reboot Hubble Space Telescope


www.reuters.com

NASA will attempt on Wednesday to revive the $2 billion Hubble Space Telescope, which was idled two weeks ago by an equipment failure, officials said on Tuesday.

The breakdown of a computer needed to relay science data to Earth prompted NASA to postpone until next year a long-awaited space shuttle mission to upgrade the orbital observatory. That flight, which had been slated for liftoff on Tuesday, was rescheduled for February.
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posted on Oct, 14 2008 @ 06:41 PM
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While I'm no NASA-advocate, per se, it's nice to see our tax dollars at work on expenditures that could presumably continue to produce something aesthetically pleasing. What a welcome change.

Speaking of costs, the related AP article states

The abrupt failure [of the Hubble telescope] more than two weeks ago caused NASA to postpone its Hubble upgrade mission from October to sometime next February or so. The delay is costing NASA about $10 million a month, officials said in a Tuesday teleconference.


According to these sources, the handymen'll have to try and re-boot a computer which hasn't been up and running since the telescope was launched back in 1990.

Finally,

If Wednesday's repairs work, NASA will keep using the backup system even when astronauts bring up a new one next year during their mission to do previously scheduled repairs.


Godspeed, Geeksquad.

www.reuters.com
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posted on Oct, 14 2008 @ 06:53 PM
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EDIT to remove obsolete info from NASA [if you can imagine].

[edit on 10.14.2008 by ItsTheQuestion]

[edit on 10.14.2008 by ItsTheQuestion]



posted on Oct, 14 2008 @ 06:59 PM
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Error 404 website can not be displayed or no longer exists

dam you bill gates you broke hubble!!!!



posted on Oct, 14 2008 @ 09:08 PM
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Speaking of costs, the related AP article states

The abrupt failure [of the Hubble telescope] more than two weeks ago caused NASA to postpone its Hubble upgrade mission from October to sometime next February or so. The delay is costing NASA about $10 million a month, officials said in a Tuesday teleconference.


Where is the $10 million per month going?



posted on Oct, 14 2008 @ 09:38 PM
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Error 404: The 6 billion dollar telescope you are trying to reach cannot be found.

Dammit, where's my 360 mile long stick to push the reset button!


I'm all for hubble, but the results this thing has delivered over the years hardly justify the cost. They outta just attach it to the ISS so it can be worked on weekly like an old chevy.



posted on Oct, 14 2008 @ 10:18 PM
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I can see it now

'' The hubble telescope has returned rather worrying images.
It is feared Bill gates prior to retirement, expanded his monopoly, not only into cyber space, but into space. Here we can see a distant matter explosion consistant with what nasa has now dubbed ' the blue rings '
We dont know what they are, where they come from, or what they mean. but some beleive its an important part of the reason the big bang occured ''




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