n MNASSA : Monthly Notes of the Astronomical Society of South Africa - Hubble servicing mission approved : news notes

Volume 65, Issue 11_12
  • ISSN : 0024-8266



Extracted from text ... mnassa vol 65 nos 11 & 12 178 Hubble servicing mission approved After assessing the pros and cons and with three successful Shuttle flights since the Columbia disaster in 2003, on 31 October 2006 NASA Administrator Mike Griffin gave the green light for Hubble Servicing Mission 4 - the fifth Servicing Mission to Hubble. The mission is expected to take place in 2008 and will feature several space walks. It can extend Hubble's life by as much as another ten years and will increase its capabilities significantly in some key areas. The upgrade will include two new scientific instruments to ..

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