Telescope Space Hubble is a hero in the science world. And when he suffered a bad impact on gyro on October 5, he took a great deal of effort with the part of the Hubble team to work again. Now, we have Hubble's first picture after returning to the service.
Hubble has his first picture after his last problems, and Thanks all the geoles and the specials that place the space telescope. Yes, or at Hubble, six gyroscopes. The telescope is designed to work with three gyros, with the other three as a backup. This was going on to think, because & # 39; And all gyroscopes have finally failed.
Two had previously failed – one in March 2014 and the other one in April 2018 – four by four. But on a fifteenth night, left the failure with 3 operating geovers, and there is no backup. When the gyro failed, Hubble himself put it in a safe way. He stopped doing science and put her solar panels at her; Sun, and he left instructions.
"This has been an amazing saga, built on the brave efforts of the Hubble team," – Jennifer Wiseman, a project scientist at Hubble, at NASA Goddard.
The gyroscope failed at the beginning of a three-day weekend, and text messages were sent out to Hubble team members telling them what happened. Since 2011, Hubble's control center has been automated, so when members of the team gathered there, it seemed like old times.
More than a dozen members were gathered in Space Space's control room at Space Space. They tried to revive the gyro, but they were not successful. Then they inserted generic backup but that person's statement was high resolution levels of 450 degrees per hour. Hubble does not have to turn less than one step per hour.
Dave Haskins is a Hubble-based Hubble manager at Goddard, and accordingly never happened before. "This is something we've never seen any other gyros – this is high enough," said Haskins.
This failure was the final support for Hubble. Hubble can not work with only one geese, but its abilities are greatly reduced. This "one-gero" method was previously designed, and it was confirmed, but Hubble's team was not used to make it the same final option. The one-way method would work, but it would end the Hubble efficiency and the degree of space that the telescope could look at at a specific time of the year. If that was to happen, everyone would know in the # 39; The community frowned that the end near the Hubble was amazing.
Members of the team asked what to do next, and for their & # 39; The first time in a number of years, people in the control room continued to monitor Hubble's health.
"It's showing how easy the team is." – Dave Haskins, Hubble Mission Operations Manager.
"The team teamed up with staff around the clock, which we did not do in the years," Haskins has been sharing. The members of the team have been included to move – a number of Hubble system engineers, others that help to run experiments and views of Hubble Earth systems, and those who have been able to move. Staff used Hubble's control room but were not in a long time. "It's been a year ago since they went to councils to do that kind of shift," said Haskins. "For me it was broken. It shows how easy the team is."
Hubble Manager, Pat Crouse, was busy this week to employ a team of experts to investigate the unusual behavior of the overwhelming team and to see what possible. That group met for its & # 39; The first time on Tuesday 9th October and put their Hubble insights into mind. After weeks of thinking through difficulty and test solutions, the Crouse group and the Hubble team were suspicious that something could be physical. blocking the gyro. But no matter what subject, they would have to settle off the ground. There would be no more opportunities to reconcile the Hubble.
"At first we did not know whether we could sort out that issue or not." Michael Myslinski, Hubble's proxy operational manager.
The team decided that they would try to release the crash, if there were one. They would turn the wheels several times through different operating methods. They made large installments on the telescope itself. At the end, the levels began to move high rates from the offense; falling, finally returning to almost average.
The team was encouraged by this product, but they were still cautious. If any of the gyros would describe high levels of spy, Hubble would have a & # 39; go into a safe mode again, disrupt its & # 39; science he was doing. Download the new software team to Hubble to rescue this against it again. They also place space space via some of the custom moves to get to # 39; symbolizes real science ideas. The Hubble performed well, and the crew gave him a sigh.
"At the moment we did not know whether or not we could sort out a problem," Hubble's masonry operating manager Mike Myslinski said about the high levels.
Another team worked hard in the background, preparing for an event that has been avoided so far. They were preparing for Hubble to work on just one goat, with another one kept back in support. This situation was avoided this time, but it will last. "We know we need to go to one geese at any time, and we want to be as prepared and ready for that," Myslinski explained. "We always said that we would make as much work as possible for single-geared science when we left to three gangsters. that day had come. "
For now, however, Hubble has traveled as if anything had happened. It is the first science icon; from everything that is in a field of galaxies in the Consonant Pegasus. The image poses galaxies that are displayed; Creating stars up to 11 billion years away. There is no problem for Hubble.
"This has been a fascinating saga, built on the brave efforts of the Hubble team," said NASA's projector scientist Hubble, Jennifer Wiseman, at NASA Goddard. "Thanks to this work, The Hubble Space Telescope is back to the full potential of science that will benefit the cold community and the public for future years."
For many years of work, Hubble has been a family member for scientists, and for our rest. We know that one day will finish its purpose, that is. It's a sad day. But for now, Hubble is still doing science and his & her; capture some of the most spectacular images of the world that we live.
Pleasing as long as we are!