Double Hubble Trouble — What’s Next for the Ailing Space Telescope?

James Maynard
Jul 3 · 2 min read

The Hubble Space Telescope is still down, and NASA prepares to place the orbiting observatory on backup systems…

The Hubble Space Telescope orbits the Earth. Image credit: NASA

The Hubble Space Telescope remains out of operation, following a failure in a payload computer on June 13.

The problem was tracked down to the Science Instrument Command and Data Handling unit, which includes the…