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

Volume 67, Issue 5_6
  • ISSN : 0024-8266



The fifth and final servicing mission of HST (Hubble Space Telescope), originally scheduled for late August, is unlikely to happen before late September or early October. The delay is not due to the telescope or the Shuttle but the time needed to prepare a second external fuel tank - that familiar dark brown tank on which the Shuttle gets launched.

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