Friday, February 04, 2005

Hubble, Hubble, Toil and Trouble: A Replacement is Suggested

Finally, somebody is proposing a sensible solution to the Hubble problem. As I've been suggesting for a while now it's time to scrap Hubble and build a replacement. Johns Hopkins University has come up with a plan to do just that. Their proposal would continue the science mission of Hubble but with a newer, more advanced, lighter and cheaper telescope. The instruments slated to be installed on Hubble would be put in this scope instead. This plan would eliminate the need for the manned servicing mission and the nearly impossible robotic servicing mission that have been bandied about for Hubble. Let's hope this plan finds a receptive ear.

-tdr

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