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(MSNBC)   What the "Cool" tag was made for: NASA is going to restart Hubble   (msnbc.msn.com ) divider line
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2008-10-14 04:32:02 PM  
Praise Allah!
 
2008-10-14 04:32:23 PM  
He said experts may not know exactly why Side A on the current unit suddenly went bad until the apparatus is brought back down to Earth for analysis.



www.2001spacesuit.com
 
2008-10-14 04:35:45 PM  
Cool is right. It was obvious from the time of the glitch that a component had failed catastropically. And that they always had the B-chan to switch to. It's just been amazingly agonizing that they took so long to verify that the switch in communications strategy would not affect the other instrumentation.

Even though those studies were carried ot 19 years ago and said the same thing.

Go NASA. Being pragmatic and ultra aware of their funding stability since the Apollo missions and ultra pragmatic since Columbia.
 
2008-10-14 04:36:18 PM  
SIDE A - Not Responding

END TASK.
 
2008-10-14 04:39:18 PM  
Very cool, I had forgotten it had failed. Hears to hoping Side B is up to task.
 
2008-10-14 04:41:27 PM  
Cool, +1
 
2008-10-14 04:43:04 PM  
What the "Cool" tag was made for: NASA is going to restart Hubble

I don't want to complain but this is about as cool as putting in a spare lightbulb.

//Call us back if they bring out the duct tape.
 
2008-10-14 04:46:32 PM  

notmtwain: I don't want to complain but this is about as cool as putting in a spare lightbulb from thousands of miles away, with 20 year old equipment that has never been used but had to be developed and tested repeatedly to withstand the rigors of space, for just such a moment of need.


Fix'd.
 
2008-10-14 04:49:59 PM  
cool
 
2008-10-14 04:52:26 PM  
Reroute energy through the secondary EPS manifold to bypass the damaged ODN circuits. Be sure to watch the reactor containment field level; if it gets below 10% we're all screwed.
 
2008-10-14 05:03:43 PM  
I can't allow you to jeopardize the mission, Dave
 
2008-10-14 05:04:02 PM  

Wanebo: And that they always had the B-chan to switch to.

How is /b/ going to solve anything?

 
2008-10-14 05:04:32 PM  

Tr0mBoNe: Reroute energy through the secondary EPS manifold to bypass the damaged ODN circuits. Be sure to watch the reactor containment field level; if it gets below 10% we're all screwed.


you forgot to change the polarity of the phase-inducers. Are you trying to get us all killed?
 
2008-10-14 05:13:13 PM  

lionfish: Tr0mBoNe: Reroute energy through the secondary EPS manifold to bypass the damaged ODN circuits. Be sure to watch the reactor containment field level; if it gets below 10% we're all screwed.

you forgot to change the polarity of the phase-inducers. Are you trying to get us all killed?


He was driving starships while your great-grandfather was still in diapers. I'd think you'd be grateful for a little help.
 
2008-10-14 05:17:08 PM  

nekom: Wanebo: And that they always had the B-chan to switch to.

How is /b/ going to solve anything?


It always seems to reveal the dark underbelly of the universe, that's for sure.
 
2008-10-14 05:18:41 PM  
i came here for the awesome hubble pictures and am so far disappointed.
 
2008-10-14 05:23:01 PM  

Wanebo: And that they always had the B-chan to switch to.


Why would they want to see transvestites having sex with dead animals?
 
2008-10-14 05:47:29 PM  
I hope that when they go up there in February, they remember to take along some windex and paper towels to clean the lens.
 
2008-10-14 06:41:35 PM  
Starryeyes: i came here for the awesome hubble pictures and am so far disappointed.

There's a good reason for that.

Mike broke the Hubble! MIKE BROKE THE HUBBLE!
 
2008-10-14 06:50:26 PM  

Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: Mike broke the Hubble! MIKE BROKE THE HUBBLE!


HEY - HOW CAN THAT EVEN HAPPEN!?
 
2008-10-14 07:07:09 PM  
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Should only take a few seconds
 
2008-10-14 07:18:03 PM  
Wait, is this a restart, or a reboot?
 
2008-10-14 07:25:09 PM  

RoyBatty: Wait, is this a restart, or a reboot?


It's a 'reimagining'.

/Hear the rainbow.
 
2008-10-14 07:27:27 PM  

ninjakirby: Very cool, I had forgotten it had failed.


Pretty easy to forget when we, the public, only get to see a picture from it every few months.
 
2008-10-14 07:32:38 PM  
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2008-10-14 07:52:31 PM  
markie_farkie

Good call!
 
2008-10-14 09:06:06 PM  
I've always loved the B-sides. Fewer singles, better music.

/what?
//congratulations, NASA!
 
2008-10-14 09:12:55 PM  
Oh hells yeah!
 
2008-10-14 09:23:34 PM  
Hubble Space Telescope is a perfect example of populist science funded with tax dollars, which makes me made. I do not dispute that Hubble produced many pretty pictures and provided some good raw data on other planets and stars. However, it has yet to do anything that would directly relate to my life on terra firma. WASTE.

Thank God we at least killed the attempt to have America's own (expensive) large hadron collider, or wtf it is called. That would be a pure craptastic waste of money with no possible use.

/ trolling
// was this good, or too obvious
/// troll Sith apprentice, learning the dark side of the troll
 
2008-10-14 10:33:23 PM  

MBA Whore: Hubble Space Telescope is a perfect example of populist science funded with tax dollars, which makes me made. I do not dispute that Hubble produced many pretty pictures and provided some good raw data on other planets and stars. However, it has yet to do anything that would directly relate to my life on terra firma. WASTE.

Thank God we at least killed the attempt to have America's own (expensive) large hadron collider, or wtf it is called. That would be a pure craptastic waste of money with no possible use.

/ trolling
// was this good, or too obvious
/// troll Sith apprentice, learning the dark side of the troll


It was pretty good. Tone down the 'it doesn't relate to me so it doesn't mattter' a little bit, though. Pretend you're being pragmatic.
 
2008-10-14 10:46:13 PM  
Hubble probably just got overheated from scoping out all those heavenly bodies. I'd say it just needs a cold meteor shower.
 
2008-10-14 11:41:07 PM  
So... They're going to fix it by turning the tape over?
 
2008-10-14 11:57:15 PM  
I got an idea. Let's junk this 18 year old hunk of shiat, and build a better unit. Something like Hubble 2: New and Not F'ed Up
 
2008-10-15 12:49:14 AM  
You mean it just blue-screened?
 
2008-10-15 04:34:41 AM  

Tarkus: You mean it just blue-screened?


I'll bet it was that damn NVIDIA driver.
 
2008-10-15 04:38:16 PM  
Not to be thick here but shouldn't switching from Channel A to B have been a really easy thing to do? All they are doing is telling everything to stop going down one path & use the other identical path? Sure they should get the parts to fix Channel A during the service mission but don't get why it took this long for a simple change over.

/not a scientist or an engineer
 
2008-10-16 02:12:15 AM  
TMLO wins.

Bring on MANOS!
 
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