Saving The Hubble | Aero-News Network
Aero-News Network
RSS icon RSS feed
podcast icon MP3 podcast
Subscribe Aero-News e-mail Newsletter Subscribe

Airborne Unlimited -- Recent Daily Episodes

Episode Date

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Airborne On ANN

Airborne 02.23.15

Airborne 02.24.15

Airborne 02.25.15

Airborne 02.26.15

Airborne 02.20.15

Airborne Hi-Def On YouTube

Airborne 02.23.15

Airborne 02.24.15

Airborne 02.25.15

Airborne 02.26.15

Airborne 02.20.15

Thu, Aug 12, 2004

Saving The Hubble

NASA Has A Plan...

NASA has selected a Canadian-made robot for an unmanned mission to repair and upgrade the Hubble Space Telescope. Administrator Sean O'Keefe told his engineers to get cracking on a mission to keep the telescope from going dark sometime in 2007.

"Everybody says, 'We want to save the Hubble' -- well, let's go save the Hubble," O'Keefe said in a story published by the Orlando Sentinel. "Rather than just sitting there and talking about how we think we're going to do it, we've got an option we're ready to go with."

Controversy flared over the space telescope earlier this year when O'Keefe scrubbed a planned shuttle mission to service Hubble. Scientists and astronomers use the telescope to peer back toward the beginnings of our universe and were outraged at the decision. Now, their anger has turned to optimism. Hubble won't go down without a fight.

NASA workers at the Goddard Space Center picked the Canadian robot from three different designs aimed at automating a rescue mission. The Canadian Space Agency's Special Purpose Dextrous Manipulator, or Dextre (above), was originally designed to service the International Space Station.

Using two robotic arms, Dextre can open panels, inspect gyros and change batteries.

FMI: www.space.gc.ca/asc/eng/csa_sectors/human_pre/iss/mss_spdm.asp

Advertisement

More News

ANN Is Hiring! Videographers Needed For Airborne Unlimited Program Staff

Videographer/Reporters Needed For Airborne Unlimited Program Expansion Aero-News and Airborne are expanding--and innovating! And we're seeking additional on-air video journalist(s)>[...]

Airborne 02.26.15: NBAA v Santa Monica, F22 Airshow Sked, Google Lunar XPrize

Also: Pioneering Space, IMC Clubs, BizJet Forecast, R44 SAIB, Twin Otter Upgrade, Cecil Field's Naval Influx The saga of Santa Monica Airport in California continues as the NBAA ha>[...]

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (02.27.15)

National Association of Rocketry The NAR is all about having fun and learning more with and about sport rockets.>[...]

ANN's Daily Aero-Term (02.27.15): Propeller/Rotor Modulation Error

Certain propeller RPM settings or helicopter rotor speeds can cause the VOR course deviation indicator (CDI) to fluctuate.>[...]

Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (02.27.15)

“With this new layer of liability protection, landowners are more likely to grant permission for the use of these airstrips." Source: Recreational Aviation Foundation (RAF) m>[...]

blog comments powered by Disqus



Advertisement

Advertisement

Podcasts

Advertisement

© 2007 - 2015 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC