The US authorities are planning a fifth expedition to the telescope "Hubble"

Date:

2017-02-14 16:00:04

Views:

498

Rating:

1Like 0Dislike

Share:

The US authorities are planning a fifth expedition to the telescope

The Space telescope «Hubble» watch bears in Earth orbit for many years, making great shots, and aiding astronomers with the research, but like any other device, this automatic Observatory periodically requires maintenance which has already been held four times. Last flight to the telescope took place in 2009, but now the navigation sensors of the Observatory, and other equipment must be replaced and bring the telescope in order, Wall Street Journal, citing U.S. authorities.

The fifth flight to the space telescope supporters repair «Hubble» offer to use a spacecraft Dream Chaser, which is currently in development and not just intended for delivery of cargoes and crews of astronauts into orbit.

The Need to carry out repairs to the space Observatory is due to the fact that the new telescope «James Webb» designed as a replacement for «Hubble», is constructed long enough and in spite of all the promising technologies used in its creation, has a complex and quite fragile structure, and so when you start it can't be accidentally damaged.

The Launch of the telescope «James Webb» next in 2018.

Recommended

An experiment on the capture of space debris using the harpoon was a success

An experiment on the capture of space debris using the harpoon was a success

the Pilot of a British probe RemoveDEBRIS successfully coped with the second part of the test systems for collecting debris, the first produced in space conditions the capture of the object by using a harpoon on the website in the press release of th...

China began developing the first space solar power station

China began developing the first space solar power station

China wants to go to a whole new level of production of renewable energy. Chinese scientists plan to build in earth orbit the first ever space solar power. Its going to be placed at a height of 36 000 kilometers above the Earth, where no matter the t...

NASA is going to overtake Russia and China landed a man on the moon in 2028

NASA is going to overtake Russia and China landed a man on the moon in 2028

In November last year, the space Agency NASA has selected 9 private aerospace companies that will compete for the right to development and delivery of robotic spacecraft, scientific equipment and other instruments to the moon in the new program Comme...

Comments (0)

This article has no comment, be the first!

Add comment

Related News

As not to give the astronauts go insane?

As not to give the astronauts go insane?

"Impulsive, suicidal, sex-crazed thrill seeker". Who is it? Participant of the TV project "Dom-2"? A base jumper? The leader of a cult? Think again. So some psychiatrists of the U.S. air force, back in the early days of the space ...

Practical training Siberian

Practical training Siberian "Space Odyssey" will start in late February

We have about the project «Space Odyssey», the author of which was Russian cosmonaut Alexander Lazutkin. Theoretical classes started at the end of last year, and at the end of February 2017 cadets will travel to conduct ...

NASA has created a microchip that can work in hell

NASA has created a microchip that can work in hell

Camera tests GEER You may be surprised by the fact that Mars attracts "interplanetary" attention, while Venus, the second planet from the Sun, it would seem, is closer to the Ground. The fact is that this planet has the highest su...