Friday, October 31, 2008

Hubble Working, Repair Mission Moved to May 09

The Hubble Space Telescope is now working utilizing its now functional backup communicaitons array to continue its science missions. However, the repair mission originally scheduled for October that was rescheduled for February has met yet another delay. The backup component for the primary array that was sitting on a shelf here on good old planet Earth failed its system checks and a new one need to be manufactured - a six month process.

In a bit of better news, shuttle Endeavor has been cleared for its scheduled Nov. 14th launch date to the ISS to deliver supplies and a new crew member, along with the logistical equipment to allow for a doubling of the station's crew from three to six.


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