View Full Version : Hubble Repair Mission in Jepardy Due to Satellite Collision Debris

2009-Feb-18, 06:50 PM
The Hubble Space Telescope repair mission, STS-125 seemingly gets bad news after more bad news. The mission was aready been delayed due Hurricane Ike in 2008, and again when a data handling processor on the spacecraft failed. Now, the mission may be too risky for both spacecraft and astronauts following the collision of the [...]

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2009-Feb-24, 06:02 AM
When can we expect an update on this?

I'm just gutted to hear this by the way.

2009-Feb-24, 06:29 AM
This is upsetting. I hope it is upsetting to enough people that we can fund a group of custodial satellites, to go through common orbits and remove dead satellites, and capture known bits of debris.

2009-Feb-24, 06:52 AM
When can we expect an update on this?

Probably like the article says:
A decision about whether to proceed with the Hubble repair mission could be made in the next week or two, Nature reports.

They're pretty busy trying to figure out if and when STS-119 takes off, so top management might be distracted.

I'd expect mission plans to continue until they have really good data, rather than mere conjecture, that the risk has become too great.

SpaceflightNow STS-125 Status (http://spaceflightnow.com/shuttle/sts125/status.html) may quickly print status changes when they happen.

2009-Feb-27, 10:40 AM
Than you very much 011.