RE: NASA cancels final Hubble telescope servicing mission

From: Richard Cox (
Date: Fri Jan 23 2004 - 17:23:33 EST

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    Speaking of giving missions the axe, has anyone heard anything negative
    lately about the Pluto/Kuiper Mission?  Obviously the rocket will be
    attached to Hubble (for controlled entry), so someone has to get there to do
    that; can that be done without Shuttle?
    Richard Cox
    37.263696N 121.981593W
    > What a sad day.  I for one will be sorry to see Hubble go.  When President
    > Bush made his speech I had a feeling that some really important projects
    > were going to be axed.  This is only the first.
    > Bruce MacDonald
    > Devizes, Wiltshire, UK
    > 51.344042 N  1.984947 W 125m (WGS84)
    > > 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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