Universe  ID: 10348

ACS Repair: The Challenge to Fix Hubble's Best Survey Camera

Shortly after NASA Administrator Michael Griffin announced that NASA would add a servicing mission to the Hubble Space Telescope, Hubble's most prominent camera and most used instrument, died.

The incredible engineering challenge to understand the problem, develop a strategy to fix ACS that astronauts could perform, create the tools and new circuit board components in an incredibly short time, could not have been accomplished if the Space Telescope Imaging Spectrograph (STIS) hadn't failed a few years ealier. Goddard Engineers leveraged techniques they developed for STIS repair to fix ACS.

 

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Credits

Bob Sauls (Frassanito and Associates): Animator
Jake Dean (Aloe Design Studios): Animator
Michael McClare (HTSI): Video Editor
Michael McClare (HTSI): Producer
Stuart A. Snodgrass (HTSI): Videographer
Michael McClare (HTSI): Videographer
Tatyana N. Pokrovskaya (HTSI): Videographer
Michael McClare (HTSI): Writer
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Mission:
Space Shuttle

Data Used:
HST/WFPC2
Wide-Field Planetary Camera 2 (WFPC2) was installed in Dec 1993 and used to obtain high resolution images of astronomical objects. This camera was removed in the last servicing mission so it is no longer in service.
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Goddard TV Tape:
G2008-015HD -- ACS Repair: The Challenge to Fix Hubble's Best Survey Camera

Keywords:
NASA Science >> Universe
DLESE >> Narrated
SVS >> CCD Electronics Box
SVS >> Repair
SVS >> Failure
SVS >> Advanced Camera for Surveys
SVS >> Space Telescope Imaging Spectrograph
SVS >> STIS
SVS >> FCP
SVS >> Fastener Capture Plate
SVS >> Cleanroom
SVS >> Aerospace
SVS >> Engineers
SVS >> Goddard Space Flight Center
SVS >> Astronaut
SVS >> ACS
SVS >> Atlantis
SVS >> Space Shuttle
SVS >> Servicing Mission 4
SVS >> Edited Feature
SVS >> SM4
SVS >> Astrophysics
SVS >> HST
SVS >> Hubble Space Telescope
SVS >> HDTV