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Grummash

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Icon 10 posted May 17, 2009 04:06      Profile for Grummash     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
It seems that, much as it is a tricky mission, the repairs to the Hubble are going well - new gyroscopes, some new batteries with more replacements planned, and now .....


a new spectrograph.


[Applause] Well done space-persons! [Big Grin]

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Icon 1 posted May 17, 2009 08:29      Profile for TheMoMan         Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
__________________ Grummash ___ I sure hope so, From the start first the bad Mirror and then all the smaller glitches, however it sure has brought to Earth some fantastic Photos.

I hope that it out lives the projections on this last tune up. I hope it becomes like the Energizer Bunny!!!!!!!!

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Icon 1 posted May 18, 2009 07:27      Profile for CommanderShroom     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Something has nagged at me for a while. There was talk about letting the Hubble die a graceful death, which of course has not happened. Thankfully so, I might add.

And since I am not really a big space geek, I only notice what comes through the noise from time to time.

Has there been a push to replace the Hubble with a newer telescope. Or was that idea shelved too?

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Grummash

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Icon 1 posted May 18, 2009 15:34      Profile for Grummash     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I don't know enough detail to comment on plans to let Hubble expire naturally - although I suspect current maintenance is only intended to ensure it reaches its originally intended end-of-life date.

Another five years of useful life should see a comfortable crossover between retiring Hubble and ...
getting Webb up and running.

edit: I have seen nothing about this in either the UK popular press or the UK serious press. Very disappointing.

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