In September 2008, Hubble was two weeks away from a servicing mission when an electrical problem shut down much of the telescope. Intense work and effort has resulted in a replacement part to fix the problem. The servicing mission took place in 2009 and was entirely successful, and Hubble is expected to continue for many more years.
“Hubble’s Universe” is a recurring broadcast from HubbleSite, online home of the Hubble Space Telescope. Astrophysicist Frank Summers takes viewers on an in-depth tour of the latest Hubble discoveries. Find more episodes at HubbleSite.org.
Servicing Hubble Step-By-Step
Meet the Crew of Servicing Mission 4
Meet the Hubble Servicing Team
From Servicing to Science
Team Hubble: Servicing Missions