A Great Eye on the Cosmos Has Gone Out

Discussion in 'Techforge' started by Tuckerfan, Nov 20, 2020.

  1. Bickendan

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    Outside of NASA, I'm not convinced the Feds have the will to throw more money at space exploration.
  2. steve2^4

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    Here's more details on the collapse and plans for the future.

    Nothing will happen near term.

    The 8 million is for cleanup and study for building a new instrument.

    It's a bit long but an interesting article.

    There are protocols for funding astronomy. I think the 8-9 million will be wasted.

    It was old. Had known construction defects. Poorly maintained. Additional heavy antennas were added to the suspended receiver. An accident waiting to happen.
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