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Offline Chris Bergin

Hubble will be de-orbited - NASA
« on: 04/18/2005 01:50 pm »
Hearing news that Hubble will NOT be serviced by a Shuttle. They'll deorbit it.

More later.


Offline WARPed

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RE: Hubble will be de-orbited - NASA
« Reply #2 on: 04/18/2005 02:12 pm »
Sad news IMO.  But they are in posession of the facts.

I think this is a good quote though:

"The technology simply does not exist to repair and upgrade Hubble using robotic or tele-robotic means. This leaves NASA with a clear choice: either send astronauts to repair and upgrade Hubble as originally planned, or lose the greatest astronomical observatory ever built," their joint press release explained.

Their statement explained that if the space frontier is to be opened, "it can only be done through courage. A decision to mount a human mission to repair Hubble would send a signal that the spirit that built this nation is alive and well."
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Offline Chris Bergin

RE: Hubble will be de-orbited - NASA
« Reply #3 on: 04/18/2005 02:14 pm »
The James Webb Telescope is ready by 2011 - it's only three years of no pretty pictures.

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RE: Hubble will be de-orbited - NASA
« Reply #4 on: 04/19/2005 11:10 pm »
Well there is the new NASA chief Michael Griffin, lets see if he goes for the servicing mission after the launch of discovery.

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RE: Hubble will be de-orbited - NASA
« Reply #5 on: 04/19/2005 11:34 pm »
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Well there is the new NASA chief Michael Griffin, lets see if he goes for the servicing mission after the launch of discovery.

Would be a huge mistake if he does.

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RE: Hubble will be de-orbited - NASA
« Reply #6 on: 04/19/2005 11:54 pm »
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jurgen - 19/4/2005  6:10 PM

Well there is the new NASA chief Michael Griffin, lets see if he goes for the servicing mission after the launch of discovery.

Would be a huge mistake if he does.

Why? AFAIK its already been performed 3 times, A 4th mission to service hubble isn't going to be that much of a risk...

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RE: Hubble will be de-orbited - NASA
« Reply #7 on: 04/20/2005 12:03 am »
Is there still a safe haven option should a Shuttle get into problems when on a Service Mission?

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RE: Hubble will be de-orbited - NASA
« Reply #8 on: 04/20/2005 12:08 am »
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gyro2020 - 20/4/2005  1:03 AM

Is there still a safe haven option should a Shuttle get into problems when on a Service Mission?

No ISS option on a HSM.

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