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Old February 23rd 04, 10:00 PM
Explorer8939
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Default Whose fault will uncontrolled Hubble re-entry be?

Assuming that a robotic mission to de-orbit Hubble is not likely to
succeed (or even be launched), it looks like the cancellation of SM4
will result in an uncontrolled re-entry of Hubble. So, whose fault
will this be? Or will this be yet another big space screw-up for which
no one in charge will actually take any blame for?
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Old February 23rd 04, 10:18 PM
Paul F. Dietz
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Explorer8939 wrote:

Assuming that a robotic mission to de-orbit Hubble is not likely to
succeed (or even be launched), it looks like the cancellation of SM4
will result in an uncontrolled re-entry of Hubble. So, whose fault
will this be? Or will this be yet another big space screw-up for which
no one in charge will actually take any blame for?


It's the rational course of action, given the failure of the shuttle
to live up to the promises. It is not worthwhile to visit HST just
to keep it from reentering uncontrollably.

Paul
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Old February 24th 04, 05:19 AM
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"Explorer8939" wrote in message
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Assuming that a robotic mission to de-orbit Hubble is not likely to
succeed (or even be launched), it looks like the cancellation of SM4
will result in an uncontrolled re-entry of Hubble. So, whose fault
will this be? Or will this be yet another big space screw-up for which
no one in charge will actually take any blame for?


O'keefe has admitted that he made the decision
to prematurely abandon Hubble unilaterally. He
has not yet cancelled a robotic mission to de-orbit
Hubble but, in the end, the fault will remain his.
However, Bush set the stage. The fault will
remain his, as well.


 




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