Asylum Forums Pages (2): [1] 2 »
Show all 28 posts from this thread on one page

Asylum Forums (http://asylumnation.com/asylum/index.php)
- The Lost Forum (http://asylumnation.com/asylum/forumdisplay.php?forumid=3)
-- When do we kill Hubble? (http://asylumnation.com/asylum/showthread.php?threadid=32153)


Posted by Fiend on 11-18-2003 08:10 PM:

When do we kill Hubble?

As I understand it NASA, and other scientists, have been debating whether or not to let Hubble die or undertake a $600 million maintenance upgrade so we can squeeze a couple more years out of it. It's successor is planned to launch in 2011, but could be delayed.

Washington Post (warning, it'll ask you for some info first)
Slashdot doesn't say much, just thought I'd link where I heard about this last.
SpaceRef good article about it.
CBC short and sweet.

__________________


"We don't have to save the world. The world is big enough to look after itself. What we have to be concerned about is whether or not the world we live in will be capable of sustaining us in it." -Douglas Adams


Posted by Smug Git on 11-18-2003 08:15 PM:

Id say that making a better replacement and sending that up would be the best thing.

__________________

I want to live and I want to love
I want to catch something that I might be ashamed of


Posted by Fiend on 11-18-2003 08:19 PM:

I voted that we should go for the upgrade, the Hubble has given us some great discoveries. If they upgrade it they can use it til we get the new one up and running.

__________________


"We don't have to save the world. The world is big enough to look after itself. What we have to be concerned about is whether or not the world we live in will be capable of sustaining us in it." -Douglas Adams


Posted by Pinecrika on 11-18-2003 08:22 PM:

I think the $ would be better spent on a Mars or moon mission, but since that probably won't happen anytime soon, may as well upgrade it.


Posted by Smug Git on 11-18-2003 08:25 PM:

If they spend money on the upgrade (according to that article) that will be money taken from the successor.

The universe will still be there even after the delay.

__________________

I want to live and I want to love
I want to catch something that I might be ashamed of


Posted by Aydin on 11-18-2003 08:28 PM:

quote:
Originally posted by Pinecrika
I think the $ would be better spent on a Mars or moon mission, but since that probably won't happen anytime soon, may as well upgrade it.

As long as they're not manned. Manned missions are not good research value for the dollar, IMO.


Posted by Mugtoe on 11-18-2003 08:29 PM:

quote:


The universe will still be there even after the delay.




It might not be if there's another cataclysm like 11.9
__________________

quote:
Originally posted by Smug Git
The brotherhood of melon loving will save us all, I am sure of it.


Posted by geaeslore on 11-18-2003 08:31 PM:

let it drop, a 5 to 10 year loss of a space observatory is not going to kill research in the grand scheme of things. Ten years later they'll still eagerly anticipate it and not spending the money on hubble theoretically increases the liklihood of the Webb telescope launching on time (hopefully this one will have longer lasting gyros and a more advantageous initial orbit)


Posted by Smug Git on 11-18-2003 08:31 PM:

quote:
Originally posted by Mugtoe
It might not be if there's another cataclysm like 11.9


A good point. And pernt.
__________________

I want to live and I want to love
I want to catch something that I might be ashamed of


Posted by Pinecrika on 11-18-2003 10:38 PM:

quote:
Originally posted by geaeslore
let it drop, a 5 to 10 year loss of a space observatory is not going to kill research in the grand scheme of things. Ten years later they'll still eagerly anticipate it and not spending the money on hubble theoretically increases the liklihood of the Webb telescope launching on time (hopefully this one will have longer lasting gyros and a more advantageous initial orbit)


It would still be a shame to let it "Skylab". It's this damn disposible society we live in. The mentality of just wasting it when some more good years are left in it seems rediculous.


Posted by mmmtravis on 11-18-2003 11:18 PM:

Viva la Hubble!

$600 million is nothing, that's like, what, the cost of saving nineteen Iraqi children? Ha! A decomposed Edwin Hubble running around selling off chunks of NASA to save the sand-nigglets, "this space toilet, $500,000, two Iraqi children!" would make a great sequel to Schindler's List.


Posted by cw on 11-18-2003 11:59 PM:

Save the Hubble.


Posted by ponyslayer on 11-19-2003 01:39 AM:

i say upgrade cuz it would be one more step closer to the launching of "The Satellite of Love"

__________________

-if god didn't want me to masturbate, he would've given me shorter arms.


Posted by cw on 11-19-2003 01:48 AM:

I'm never typing "cuz" again. It's been ruined.

__________________




Posted by SocialParasite on 11-19-2003 02:01 AM:

quote:
Originally posted by ponyslayer
i say upgrade cuz it would be one more step closer to the launching of "The Satellite of Love"


And then we could force aliens to watch "Gigli" all day.
__________________


Posted by Dreamengineer on 11-19-2003 09:04 AM:

do you think they can afford to upgrade it?
I mean the US is too busy wasting money proving itself as a major bully boy
if only the would put half as much money into destroying eachother as they did in things like this
warp drive wouldnt be so far away

__________________

SMF!
-------


Posted by Dacarlo on 11-19-2003 09:17 AM:

Seem's like a whole waste of cash that could be better spent elsewhere.

__________________

https://encyclopediadramatica.se/Moderator


Posted by cw on 11-19-2003 09:22 AM:

87 billion on war. 600 million on technology. The money spent on space exploration pays a dividend.


Posted by Smug Git on 01-22-2004 08:23 PM:

Hubble is being abandoned, apparently because of problems with the Space Shuttle and the number of visits to the Space Station that it has to make.

How long it lasts depends on chance, to some extent; it depends on when the gyros fail. I saw a guess of 2007 as the likely date at which it will have completely failed.

__________________

I want to live and I want to love
I want to catch something that I might be ashamed of


Posted by CHiPsJr on 01-22-2004 10:43 PM:

quote:
Originally posted by cw
87 billion on war. 600 million on technology. The money spent on space exploration pays a dividend.


It sure does. That dividend is...SPACE WEAPONS! POW! ZOT!

That and Tang.


Posted by missphinx on 01-22-2004 10:46 PM:

Anybody remember Space Food Sticks?


Posted by RiZZ on 01-22-2004 10:51 PM:

mmmm space icecream

__________________

RiZZ > you.


Posted by MstrG on 01-22-2004 10:52 PM:

Yes. Gummy and dry.


Posted by Spaceboy on 01-23-2004 03:56 AM:

Sell the Hubble.


seriously...

__________________

"You are pompous, like an olive" --melon


Posted by RiZZ on 01-23-2004 04:09 AM:

bring back chant

serously...

__________________

RiZZ > you.


All times are GMT. The time now is 04:17 AM. Pages (2): [1] 2 »
Show all 28 posts from this thread on one page

Powered by: vBulletin Version 2.2.8
Copyright © Jelsoft Enterprises Limited 2000 - 2002.
Copyright © 2014- Imaginet Inc.
[Legal Notice] | [Privacy Policy] | [Site Index]