RIP Philo

Hubble oh, no

http://nasawatch.com/archives/2018/10/hubble-space-te.html

Hubble is in safe mode after a gyro failure.  Darn.
Permalink SaveTheHubble 
October 8th, 2018 11:04am
Only running on a single gyro now, right?

Afaik we have no way to repair it.  I think it's too big for the USAF's secret X-37b orbital vehicle to capture & return it.
Permalink Send private email xampl9 (Moto phone) 
October 8th, 2018 11:35am
Musk to the rescue!
Permalink Go Musk 
October 8th, 2018 12:37pm
Not currently.  The last servicing mission did attach a 'robotic servicing' bracket, so some robotic-servicing mission could do something.

Sadly, the 'something' typically means "de-orbit the hubble in a controlled fashion".

However, if SpaceX continues its plans, we may have some resource in 5 years or so to let us service Hubble once again.

But that's really unlikely, and certainly won't help with the current issue in the near future.
Permalink SaveTheHubble 
October 8th, 2018 12:37pm
Interesting article on this:
https://www.engadget.com/2018/10/08/hubble-space-telescope-safe-mode-failed-gyroscopes/

Apparently, 2015 was the last date they expected it to work, and we're 3 years beyond that at this point.
Permalink SaveTheHubble 
October 8th, 2018 12:41pm
We can send SaveTheHubble up there to fix it via SpaceX rocket. Are you good with wrench and small screws?
Permalink Dr. Pepper 
October 8th, 2018 1:11pm
Dude, that's a hardware issue.

I'm software.

These days, anyway.

P.S. If only I could.
Permalink SaveTheHubble 
October 8th, 2018 1:18pm
It'd be just like working on a Honda.

In microgravity.
Permalink Send private email xampl9 (Moto phone) 
October 8th, 2018 1:39pm
I think it's the size of a Greyhound Bus.

But the part you work on is probably the size of a Honda, sure.

On the one hand, that would be so cool.

On the other, "I'm getting too old for this shit.", as Bruce Willis would say.
Permalink SaveTheHubble 
October 8th, 2018 1:55pm

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