Universe  ID: 10229

HST SM4 ACS Repair EVA

Advanced Camera for Surveys (ACS) produced many of the most popular and dramatic images from the Hubble Space Telescope over the last few years, but in January 2007 the instrument had a serious power failure which caused the three observing channels, the Wide Field Channel, The Solar Blind Channel and the High Resolution channel, to cease operation. The Solar Blind Channel was returned to service in February 2007. This animation shows how the Servicing Mission 4 astronauts will attempt to repair the Advanced Camera for Surveys by replacing the CCD electronics box in the Wide Field Channel and power this box with a replacement low voltage power supply. If this repair is successful, ACS will again provide the most sensitive images available at visible and near-infrared wavelengths.
 

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Credits

Bob Sauls (Frassanito and Associates): Lead Animator
Michael McClare (HTSI): Producer
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NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

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Data Used:
HST/WFPC2
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This item is part of these series:
HST
SM4
ACS
HST SM4 Animations
Astrophysics Animations

Keywords:
SVS >> HDTV
SVS >> Hubble Space Telescope
SVS >> HST
SVS >> Astrophysics
SVS >> SM4
SVS >> Servicing Mission 4
SVS >> EVA
SVS >> Advanced Camera for Surveys
NASA Science >> Universe