The Hubble Space Telescope has been sidelined by a serious pointing problem. That means all science observations are on hold. On Friday, the Hubble Space Telescope went into safe mode due to a failed gyro – used to keep the telescope precisely pointed for long periods. Gyroscopes are needed to keep Hubble pointed in the right direction during observations. The telescope could work with as few as one or two gyroscopes, although that leaves little room for additional breakdowns.
Source: CBC News October 08, 2018 18:05 UTC