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Hubble Space Telescope facing serious glitch, NASA wants to fix it

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Now, the fishbone seems to be pointing instead to adjacent systems that interact with the computer, managing its data and power supply. Checking these systems is riskier and more difficult, Hertz said: The engineers must work with more pieces of the system than they have on previous tests, and they must include the spacecraft itself, rather than only the computer.


"To swap them out and swap in the redundant components on the other side would require commanding of the spacecraft, which is riskier because if you do something wrong, you'll leave the spacecraft in an undesirable condition," Hertz said.

Because of the risks involved in the next procedures, NASA has slowed down the troubleshooting process. "We're very deliberately not putting any time pressure on the team," Hertz said. "I told them that the goal is to safely recover Hubble science operations, not to do it quickly."

Sounds like the Hubble telescope needs some computer repair. 


Note: the title was reeeeeeally long so I shortened it. Original title: The Hubble Space Telescope is facing its most serious glitch in a decade and NASA really wants to fix it

Edited by UltraMega



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