Hubble telescope becoming obsolete
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Sun Aug 3 23:51:27 PDT 2003
It's a shame they aren't going to push it into a higher orbit.
Until recently, the agency had planned to have the space shuttle return
Hubble to Earth for museum display. "No one wants to do that anymore," says
Anne Kinney, head of NASA's astronomy and physics division
The option of moving the Hubble to a higher storage orbit has also been
dropped. Instead, NASA favours attaching a rocket booster to the telescope
in 2010 to steer it to burn up over the ocean.
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