Dwayne Brown
Headquarters, Washington
Phone: 202-358-1726

Susan Hendrix/Ed Campion
Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Md.
Phone: 301-286-7745/0697

June 29, 2006
 
MEDIA ADVISORY : M06-108
 
 
NASA Provides Media Update on Hubble Camera Operations
 
 
NASA managers will host a media teleconference at 9 a.m., EDT Friday, June 30, to discuss the results of Thursday's technical review. The purpose of the review was to discuss plans for restoring the Advanced Camera for Surveys science operations on the agency's Hubble Space Telescope.

Briefing participants:
-- Jennifer Wiseman, Hubble program scientist, NASA Headquarters
-- Ed Ruitberg deputy associate director, Astrophysics Division, Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Md.
-- Dave Leckrone, Hubble senior project scientist, Goddard

Reporters must contact the Goddard public affairs office by 4:30 p.m. EDT Thursday at 301-286-8955 for the call-in phone number and passcode. Audio of the teleconference will be streamed live at:

http://www.nasa.gov/newsaudio


NASA engineers received indications on Monday, June 19, that power supply voltages were out of acceptable limits, causing the camera to stop functioning. The instrument was taken off line so engineers could study the problem and determine the appropriate remedy. NASA anticipates camera science observations will resume no earlier than Monday, July 3, with no degradation to performance. Hubble observations have continued using other science instruments on board.

For information about the Hubble Space Telescope, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov/hubble
 

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