Hubble Space Telescope News (Not the repair mission)

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<p>I thought the HST status deserved a thread of it's own.</p><p>For comments on the repair mission, please post them in the appropriate STS-125 thread.</p><p>I have no idea why I received this notice today (since it's dated Dec 30), but here it is, I had not heard this before...</p><div class="address"><span class="bold">Hubble Status Report</span></div><div class="promodatepress"><span class="bold">12.30.08</span></div><p>On December 15, Hubble engineers restarted the Near Infrared Camera and Multi-Object Spectrometer (NICMOS) Cooling System (NCS) aboard the Hubble Space Telescope. However, it went back into safe mode prior to the NCS cooling down to its required temperature. <br /><br />Other than that brief period in mid-December, engineers have not been able to successfully restart the NCS since deliberately placing it in safe mode in September when they loaded the new flight software into the NASA Standard Spacecraft Computer-1, or NSSC-1.<br /><br />According to HST Program Manager Preston Burch another NCS restart attempt is unlikely before mid-January, moving the earliest return to NICMOS science to late-February, 2009. </p> <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> <p><font color="#000080"><em><font color="#000000">But the Krell forgot one thing John. Monsters. Monsters from the Id.</font></em> </font></p><p><font color="#000080">I really, really, really, really miss the "first unread post" function</font><font color="#000080"> </font></p> </div>
 
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<p><strong><font size="2">Thanks Wayne,</font></strong></p><p><strong><font size="2">Also this just released, though is actualy just over a year old.</font></strong></p><p><font size="4">Mars from HST on: Wednesday 30th January 2008.</font><br /> <img src="http://sitelife.space.com/ver1.0/Content/images/store/7/10/a72271d5-4a4f-4959-baad-446c6f34b777.Medium.jpg" alt="" /></p><p><font size="2"><strong>Andrew Brown. </strong></font></p> <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> <p><font color="#000080">"I suddenly noticed an anomaly to the left of Io, just off the rim of that world. It was extremely large with respect to the overall size of Io and crescent shaped. It seemed unbelievable that something that big had not been visible before".</font> <em><strong><font color="#000000">Linda Morabito </font></strong><font color="#800000">on discovering that the Jupiter moon Io was volcanically active. Friday 9th March 1979.</font></em></p><p><font size="1" color="#000080">http://www.launchphotography.com/</font><br /><br /><font size="1" color="#000080">http://anthmartian.googlepages.com/thisislandearth</font></p><p><font size="1" color="#000080">http://web.me.com/meridianijournal</font></p> </div>
 
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