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skipio
2003-Sep-22, 11:19 PM
If a rocket engine can be attached to HST to de-orbit it why can't one be attached to boost it to a higher orbit
so that in some future curator can retrieve the telescope for display at a lunar "outdoor" museum?

kashi
2003-Sep-23, 12:13 AM
Welcome to the forum skipio.

There's a debate about the future of Hubble in the following thread:
http://www.universetoday.com/forum/index.p...p?showtopic=473 (http://www.universetoday.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=473)

You might find the answers you seek there!

Regards,

Kashi

jkmccrann
2005-Oct-22, 08:28 AM
Maybe they could try and park it in some sort of lunar orbit? At an L point perhaps?

pghnative
2005-Oct-24, 12:41 PM
If I remember correctly, Hubble's electronics would be fried if it was lifted above the Van Allen belts.

Lerxst
2009-Mar-08, 03:10 PM
If I remember correctly, Hubble's electronics would be fried if it was lifted above the Van Allen belts.

Although, to be fair, Hubble's electronics wouldn't fare too well during reentry either. :whistle:

BetaDust
2009-Mar-08, 03:21 PM
*** This Thread just got resurrected from a 4 year long sleep!!! ***

ETA: Welcome to BAUT, Lerxst!

alainprice
2009-Mar-09, 12:31 AM
This is the second resurrection and it's even more relevant with the upcoming(let's keep our fingers crossed) repair mission. The topics may have crossed between the two threads.

http://www.bautforum.com/space-exploration/75496-sts-125-shuttle-mission-hubble-servicing-mission-4-a.html

Lerxst
2009-Mar-09, 06:55 AM
*** This Thread just got resurrected from a 4 year long sleep!!! ***

You could say the same about me. Finding BAUT feels like I have woken up after a looong time. :)


ETA: Welcome to BAUT, Lerxst!

Thanks BetaDust - it's nice to be here.