Re: NASA cancels final Hubble telescope servicing mission

From: Tony Beresford (
Date: Fri Jan 16 2004 - 19:01:39 EST

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    At 10:08 17/01/04, Kevin Fetter wrote:
    >So as far I as know, the hubble will now come back down and re-enter sometime in the future. What
    >a light show that should put on. 
    Hevin, I think it was clear from the background to earlier discussions surrounding
    the transition to the JWST that HST has to be removed from orbit in a controlled
    manner because of the possibility of parts surviving re-entry. Bow this has
    to involve attaching a rocket to it to lower the perigee. I guess the target
    zone would be the same area as the Compton was dumped in, the ocean between
    Hawaii and California.
    Tony Beresford
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