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Chandra X-ray Observatory Back Online After Failure; NASA's Still Working to fix Hubble's Gyroscope

Discover Magazine - Mon 15 Oct 18

NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory will soon be observing the cosmos once again, the space agency said Monday. A scare last week left the spacecraft in safe mode. Chandra is a space observatory ...

Second Nasa space telescope shuts down after unexplained problem

The Independent - Fri 12 Oct 18

Problem comes just days after Kepler space telescope also entered 'safe mode'

Amateurs used a Chinese satellite to photograph Earth and the moon

Newscientist - Fri 12 Oct 18

A tiny Chinese satellite in lunar orbit is designed to accept commands from amateurs, and has captured a new view of the Earth and its moon

If the past is a guide, Hubble’s new trouble won’t doom the space telescope

ScienceNews - Wed 10 Oct 18

Hubble is in safe mode, but astronomers are optimistic that the observatory will keep working.

Hubble Telescope in 'Safe Mode' After Gyro Failure

Discover Magazine - Mon 8 Oct 18

On Friday, NASA's iconic Hubble Space Telescope, our window into the universe since 1990, went into a protective safe mode after one of its gyroscopes failed. Hubble was built with six gyroscopes ...

Trouble for Hubble: gyro fails on space telescope

Phys.org - Mon 8 Oct 18

The Hubble space telescope, which has been in orbit since 1990, is currently out of action because of a gyroscope failure, the US space agency said Monday.

Hubble Space Telescope in serious trouble after mechanical failure, Nasa says

The Independent - Mon 8 Oct 18

Problems could previously be fixed by trips in the Space Shuttle – but that is no longer possible

The 8-dimensional space that must be searched for alien life

MIT Technology Review - Mon 8 Oct 18

A new mathematical model suggests that signs of extraterrestrial intelligence could be common, for all we know—we’ve barely begun investigating the vastness where they might lie.

Hubble telescope hit by mechanical failure

BBC News - Mon 8 Oct 18

The Hubble Space Telescope is operating with only essential functions after it lost one of three gyroscopes needed to point the spacecraft.

Hubble Space Telescope taken out of action by faulty gyroscopes

Newscientist - Mon 8 Oct 18

NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has been temporarily shut down as technical faults have hampered its ability to point in the right direction

After briefly going offline, NASA’s Chandra X-ray space telescope is back in action

The Verge - Mon 15 Oct 18

After briefly going into safe mode last week, NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory — which observes galaxies and nebulas from Earth’s orbit — should be getting back to normal ...

Hubble Space Telescope Should Be Back in Action Soon

SPACE.com - Sat 13 Oct 18

NASA's Hubble Space Telescope shouldn't be sidelined for too much longer. Mission team members are working to get a balky gyroscope online, but Hubble can operate without it if needed, agency ...

Hubble Space Telescope Malfunction Won't Last Long, NASA Says

SPACE.com - Tue 9 Oct 18

Worry rippled through the astronomical community this weekend as NASA announced that the Hubble Space Telescope was in safe mode — but NASA confirmed in a statement released yesterday (Oct. ...

Hubble Operations Suspended While NASA Investigates Gyro Issue

Geek.com - Tue 9 Oct 18

NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope entered safe mode Friday evening after one of its three active gyroscopes failed. As of Monday, the agency was still working to resume operations of the spacecraft, ...

Hubble Space Telescope taken offline after gyroscope failure

Ars Technica - Mon 8 Oct 18

The instrument has literally discovered the age, size, and fate of our universe.

NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope is offline after a steering component failed

The Verge - Mon 8 Oct 18

NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope, famous for its brilliant pictures of the cosmos, is having some trouble in orbit around Earth. On Friday, an important mechanism on the spacecraft ...

Hubble space telescope goes into 'safe mode' over faulty gyroscope

FOXNews - Mon 8 Oct 18

NASA, we have a problem: the Twitter account for the Hubble Space Telescope announced Monday one of the device’s gyroscopes is not working.

NASA Hubble Space Telescope grapples with new mechanical failure - CNET

CNET - Mon 8 Oct 18

Hubble is now in safe mode as mission experts try to sort out a gyroscope problem.

Hubble Is in Safe Mode After Another Gyroscope Failure

Extremetech - Mon 8 Oct 18

The team is currently working to bring another gyro online, but Hubble may be limited in what it can do going forward. The post Hubble Is in Safe Mode After Another Gyroscope Failure appeared ...

Hubble Space Telescope sidelined by serious pointing...

Daily Mail - Mon 8 Oct 18

NASA has said that one of Hubble's gyroscopes failed last Friday. As a result, Hubble is in so-called safe mode with non-essential systems turned off, putting all science observations on ...

Hubble Space Telescope is in trouble after gyroscope failure

Engadget - Mon 8 Oct 18

The Hubble Space Telescope has advanced our understanding of the universe immeasurably since it was first deployed to low Earth orbit in 1990. It's impossible to overemphasize ...

Hubble Space Telescope Apparently in 'Safe Mode' After Gyroscope Failure

SPACE.com - Mon 8 Oct 18

Hubble, which has been observing the heavens since 1990, went into a protective safe mode after one of its orientation-maintaining gyroscopes failed, mission team members said Saturday night ...

Chandra X-ray Observatory back online after failure

Astronomy.com - Mon 15 Oct 18

NASA's 19-year-old X-ray telescope will soon continue its mission, as engineers continue working to fix Hubble's malfunctioning gyroscope.

Study: Hurricanes affect VLF radio signals in the Ionosphere

Watts Up With That? - Fri 12 Oct 18

Plain Language Summary Hurricanes and tropical storms are severe atmospheric weather phenomena that can affect drastically the human life. The effect of this kind of events is not only limited ...

Hubble placed in safe mode as gyro issues investigated

The Engineer - Thu 11 Oct 18

The Hubble Space Telescope has entered safe mode after complications with the instrument’s gyroscopes arose last week, according to NASA. A statement issued by the US space agency said ...

Hubble Space Telescope in safe mode after gyro failure

Astronomy.com - Tue 9 Oct 18

NASA's most famous orbiting observatory may be down, but it's not out just yet.

Gyroscope malfunction forces Hubble Space Telescopes into safe mode

UPI - Mon 8 Oct 18

The Hubble Space telescope is currently in safe mode. Engineers were forced to suspend scientific activities after one of its gyroscope's failed.

Update on the Hubble Space Telescope Safe Mode

SpaceDaily - Mon 15 Oct 18

Greenbelt MD (SPX) Oct 15, 2018 NASA continues to work toward resuming science operations of the Hubble Space Telescope after the spacecraft entered safe mode due to a failed gyroscope (gyro) ...

Glitch puts NASA’s Chandra telescope in ‘safe’ mode

The Hindu - Sat 13 Oct 18

Critical hardware swapped to back-up units, solar panels to gather maximum sunlight

Hubble in Safe Mode as Gyro Issues are Diagnosed

SpaceDaily - Mon 8 Oct 18

Washington DC (SPX) Oct 09, 2018 NASA is working to resume science operations of the Hubble Space Telescope after the spacecraft entered safe mode on Friday, October 5, shortly after 6:00 ...