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sheeny
16-09-2009, 06:37 AM
The power supply to the HIFI instrument on Herschel space telescope has been damaged. It is currently shutdown till the cause has been identified. There is a backup power supply, however, so HIFI should be back when they sort out the cause. More from Nature:

http://www.nature.com/news/2009/090914/full/news.2009.911.html

Al.

astroron
16-09-2009, 08:10 AM
Fingers crossed for a full recovery:prey::prey::prey:

renormalised
16-09-2009, 09:08 AM
Let's hope they can fix it.

stephenb
16-09-2009, 11:19 AM
That is a blow to the mission, sure hope they can nut it out.