NASA, SpaceX to Explore Methods to Boost Hubble Telescope Orbit to Extend Lifespan

Chris K

Chris K

Chris K
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NASA on Thursday announced that it had reached an agreement with SpaceX to study the feasibility of boosting the Hubble Space Telescope to a higher orbit in order to extend the lifespan of one of Earth's most valuable instruments in scientific history. The Hubble Space Telescope has no on-board propulsion to counter the small but still present atmospheric drag, and it...

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