Thursday, October 30, 2008

620p 10/30 Update: Hubble servicing mission delayed to next May at the earliest

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CBS NEWS Coverage of Breaking Space News
Posted: 6:20 PM, 10/30/08

By William Harwood
CBS News Space Consultant

Changes and additions:

10/23/08 (11:40 PM): Soyuz TMA-12 lands on target in Kazakhstan; NASA reports crew in good shape
10/30/08 (06:20 PM): Hubble servicing mission delayed to at least May, possibly longer

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6:20 PM, 10/30/08, Update: Hubble servicing mission delayed to at least May, possibly longer

A shuttle mission to service and upgrade the Hubble Space Telescope, originally scheduled for mid October and then delayed to at least Feburary by trouble with an electronic component aboard the observatory, will be delayed until next May at the earliest because of problems preparing a replacement unit for flight, officials said today.

A detailed update on the status of the Hubble mission, as well as an upcoming space station assembly flight, will be posted following a 6:30 p.m. EDT news conference with senior shuttle program managers.

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Quick-Launch Web Links:

CBS News STS-126 Status Reports:
http://www.cbsnews.com/network/news/space/current.html

CBS News STS-126 Quick-Look Page:
http://www.cbsnews.com/network/news/space/currentglance.html

NASA ISS Expeditions Page:
http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/station/expeditions/index.html

NASA Shuttle Web: http://spaceflight.nasa.gov/shuttle/index.html
NASA Station Web: http://spaceflight.nasa.gov/station/index.html
Spaceflight Now: http://spaceflightnow.com/index.html
GoogleSatTrack: http://www.lizard-tail.com/isana/tracking/

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