Could be resolved quickly, or could be Really Bad News.
Will keep an eye out.
Hm, leaves WFPC2 and NICMOS operating. They’ll run out of targets pretty quickly.
Hopefully they can just power up the spare “side 2” electronics and resume normal operation, though you never know until you try…
This is at least a warning to us all – this stuff is worryingly fragile in many ways, and operations are on a thread.
Update: apparently they think it is the power converter, not the electronic boxes themselves.
If so, then odds of side 2 spare electronics taking over successfully are high.
They’ll very gingerly switch them on over the next two weeks while burning through NICMOS/WFPC2 and FGS targets. Hopefully have ACS observations by July 4th or so.