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Gyroscope malfunction forces Hubble Space Telescopes into safe mode


Gyroscope malfunction forces Hubble Space Telescopes into safe mode The Hubble Space telescope is currently in safe mode. Engineers were forced to suspend the telescopes' scientific activities over the weekend after one of its gyroscope's failed. In a series of tweets, Rachel Osten, deputy mission head for the Hubble Space Telescope at the Space Telescope Science Institute, confirmed the problem. "Right now HST is in safe mode while we figure out what to do," Osten wrote. "Another gyro failed. First step is try to bring back the last gyro, which had been off, and is being problematic."   More



(Source: UPI - Oct 10)

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