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NASA | The Challenge to Fix Hubble's Best Survey Camera

Want more? Subscribe to NASA on iTunes! http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewPodcast?id=283424434 Or get tweeted by NASA: http://twitter.com/NASAGoddard Shortly after NASA Administrator Michael Griffin announced that NASA would add a servicing mission to the Hubble Space Telescope, Hubbles most prominent camera and most used instrument, died. The incredible engineering challenge to understand the problem, develop a strategy to fix ACS that astronauts could perform, create the tools and new circuit board components in an incredibly short time, could not have been accomplished it the Space Telescope Imaging Spectrograph (STIS) hadnt failed a few years ealier. Goddard Engineers leveraged techniques they developed for STIS repair to fix ACS. For more info: http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/hubble/servicing/series/new_instruments.html
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