Hubble: February 2005 Archives

Hubble Two Gyro Test Underway

NASA Hubble Space Telescope Daily Report # 3803

"ACS & WFPC2 Two-gyro PSF, pointing and dither test: 12 orbits High priority observations {5 orbits} will be observed together at start of two- gyro SMS. Remaining 7 orbits provide further tests and additional experience in two-gyro mode. Goals: PSF, PSF repeatability, pointing and stability within the orbit {requirements 1a, 1c, 2 , 4}"

Gyro sacrifice may extend Hubble's life, New Scientist

"Engineers are testing whether the Hubble Space Telescope should clip its own wings in an attempt to survive as long as possible without a servicing mission. Preliminary results suggest the new, scaled-down operating mode will buy the telescope an extra year of life - possibly until the end of 2008 - without sacrificing too much science."

Blunt Talk About Hubble

Fade to black, Op Ed, Cooky Oberg, USA Today

"The cavalier and dismissive way NASA has handled the Hubble repair mission issue is a symptom of how poorly the White House and NASA teams have led the space effort in recent years, and how insincere their commitment to science and space exploration really is."

INCOMING !!!

Bush Orders Army to Shoot Down NASAs Hubble Telescope. "Hooah!", The Spoof

"FORT SILL, OK (STARS & STRIPES) Within moments of the Bush Administration's failure to fund repairs to the NASA Hubble Space Telescope, an order was given to the US Army 30th Field Artillery Regiment to shoot down the aging telescope from its orbit around the earth."

Hubble Decision a Blow To Goddard Engineers, Washington Post

"The decision to deny Goddard Space Flight Center engineers a chance to roll out their plan prompted incredulity even among those most skeptical about the feasibility of robotic servicing. It also promises to reignite debate over the fate of the telescope, an international icon for most of the 15 years it has been aloft."

Son of Hubble

Astronomers Urge Congress to Continue Hubble Science - Johns Hopkins-led team presents new option

"The world faces a dilemma: how to keep the flow of science and discovery from the ailing Hubble Space Telescope alive. According to an international team led by Johns Hopkins University astronomers, the best answer may lie not in a robot-led or manned repair mission, but through the launch of a brand new, free-flying telescope called the "Hubble Origins Probe."

Hubble Hearing


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