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The successor to the Hubble Space Telescope watch

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    Wasnt sure where to put this, couldn't find a sub forum for rocket science or jet tech etc.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-37861015

    Apparently this super space scope will cost about $10 billion. What will the consequences be if the rocket that launches it blows up? (assuming Russia doesnt make everything else blow up before then). 10 billion dollars mind! f,kin ell!


    It will go into space on a European (oh dear) Ariane rocket from French Guiana, but before that is possible the delicate hardware must be tested to see if it will go tits up before gettin to space.
    This work will begin in the coming weeks at the US space agency’s (Nasa) Goddard space centre in Maryland.
    "We have to shake it as it will be shaken by the rocket," explained old man project scientist John Mather.
    "Number two: we have to put loud noises on it, as it will feel the loud noises on launch - 150 decibels or somethin or nothin innit."
    "From here we go down to [the Johnson space centre in Texas] and prove that it is actually a telescope and not a kaleidoscope. That was the number one challenge: how do you know it will see properly in space, especially after we f
    úcked up Hubble which was all blurry an everythin when we launched?
    "We’ve googled how to do that now."
 
 
 
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