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Today’s Deep Space Extra

30 Jun 2021, 01:56 UTC
Today’s Deep Space Extra
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In Today’s Deep Space Extra… Artemis I stacking continues. Hubble still struggling with computer issues.

Human Space ExplorationArtemis I SLS stacking work running long, preps for integrated tests continue in parallelCoalition Member in the News – JacobsNASAspaceflight.com (6/28): Mating of the Artemis I Space Launch System (SLS) core stage and the Launch Vehicle Stage Adapter (LVSA) at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center (KSC) has slowed a bit due to some difficulties discovered as the two elements were bolted together. However, they were resolved over the past weekend, as other work continued in parallel. Mating of the Interim Cryogenic Propulsion Stage (ICPS) should start as soon as the middle of this week.

Space ScienceNo quick fix for Hubble Space Telescope’s computer glitch, NASA saysSpace.com (6/28): The Hubble Space Telescope continues with efforts to overcome an issue that first surfaced on July 13, halting science operations. The observatory has two payload computers that are part of the Science Instrument and Command and Data Handling (SI C&DH) unit developed in the 1980s prior to Hubble’s launch, and installed in the final servicing mission in 2009. Both computers are having the same issue, suggesting the difficulty may lie elsewhere. Engineers are ...

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