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Hubble servicing mission set for May 12

Bad AstronomyBy Phil PlaitDec 5, 2008 3:34 AM


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Back in September, right before a Shuttle was due to launch to service Hubble, a major hardware failure on Hubble forced NASA to delay the flight. NASA announced today that the delay be until May 12, 2009. On that date, the Shuttle will launch and visit Hubble one last time. Astronauts will install two new cameras, put in more gyros, try to fix one camera that shorted out a few years ago, and of course install a backup for the hardware that failed. NASA has more info on their Hubble page

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