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(Space.com)   Hubble Space Telescope: Hey, don't forget about me. I can still do some cool stuff *points to all the stars*   (space.com) divider line
    More: Cool, Hubble Space Telescope, Space exploration, European Space Agency, Webb telescope, new tab, James Webb Space Telescope's predecessor, James Webb Space Telescope, Great Observatories program  
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2022-08-08 1:38:31 PM  
Space is big, and the line to use James Webb is probably years long.  I don't think Hubble will be going into retirement any time soon.
 
2022-08-08 1:59:21 PM  

aleister_greynight: Space is big, and the line to use James Webb is probably years long.  I don't think Hubble will be going into retirement any time soon.


It seems like a pretty good deal to use Hubble to scan for interesting things and then target them with JWST in detail too.
 
2022-08-08 2:21:16 PM  
Who?
 
2022-08-08 2:44:42 PM  

aleister_greynight: Space is big, and the line to use James Webb is probably years long.  I don't think Hubble will be going into retirement any time soon.


..really big.
 
2022-08-08 2:49:58 PM  

aleister_greynight: Space is big, and the line to use James Webb is probably years long.  I don't think Hubble will be going into retirement any time soon.


It's getting a little up there in the years...31 and counting. Five service missions have kept it running pretty well. The lack of a Space Shuttle would make that more complicated, because whatever large replacement components plus the crew would have to be in the same place at once. It would be a lot easier if we had some sort of automated craft entirely capable of orbital rendezvous, and then robot spiders that could do all the work without sending humans. This is really the kind of shiat work that robots are best suited for, even if they require human controllers.

It would be really cool if we had a practical way to get it back to Earth in one piece, or just boost it to a higher orbit until we could. The HST belongs in a museum.
 
2022-08-08 3:00:16 PM  
Bless your heart.
 
2022-08-08 3:53:57 PM  

BenSaw2: aleister_greynight: Space is big, and the line to use James Webb is probably years long.  I don't think Hubble will be going into retirement any time soon.

..really big.


Space in space is growing larger too.  The size of spaces between spaces in space continues to get more spacious.
 
2022-08-08 4:59:39 PM  
Cool. Thanks, Hubble.
 
2022-08-08 6:03:15 PM  
Hubble, my x-love Hubble,

You are old, your orbit is bound for a drunken death as it decays. Will your owners and your slave masters upgrade you and your orbit or toss you down like an old mistress. You shall find out before 2030. I hate to tell you this but they have a sparkly new slave and mistress that your masters go bonkers on.

(Wouldn't the real Hubble spin in his grave for being called a slave and a mistress, ha ha)
 
2022-08-08 10:44:23 PM  
As with any still functioning space tech, we'll use it until it doesn't work.
 
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