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The Hubble Story Video
Replacing a Data Recorder The Vault
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This photo shows an astronaut holding a reel-to-reel tape recorder prior to stowing it for return to the ground. It was replaced by a new solid-state data recorder. Hubble uses data recorders to store engineering and science data that cannot be sent to the ground in real time. When communications permit, ground controllers command a recorder playback to send the data to the ground for processing.
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