from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- Hubble, Edwin Powell 1889-1953. American astronomer who discovered (1929) that the velocities of nebulae increase with distance.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- proper n. An English surname derived from the Norman French given name Hubald.
- proper n. The astronomer Edwin Powell Hubble.
- proper n. The Hubble Space Telescope.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A small lump; a small prominence, as a hump in a road, or ice formed on the surface of water. The Advance, Feb. 18, 1886.
- n. A ‘heap,’ as of work.
- n. An uproar or tumult; a row.
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- n. United States astronomer who discovered that (as the universe expands) the speed with which nebulae recede increases with their distance from the observer (1889-1953)
HUBBLE SPCE TELESCOPE SM3B STS-109 COLUMBIA LAUNCH Servicing Mission 3B, March 2002: Astronauts aboard space shuttle Columbia (STS-109) installed several new instruments on Hubble that vastly improved the observatory's capability.
BG: When I chose the name Hubble out of a temporary obsession with seeing the Hubble IMAX movie, I never could've dreamed I'd wind up getting to work with the actual Hubble Telescope!
Doing the numbers - Hubble is a $2B facility, servicing missions are $0. 5B each = 5 servicing missions ~ cost of one Hubble.
That billion dollars that we just blew on Hubble will keep it operational for the best part of another decade and maybe, just maybe JWST will make it into orbit by the time Hubble is retired.
Times are changing though, and the case of Hubble is starting get some in NRO to think about servicing their satellites, rather than throwing them away.
All the while that the previous administrator was making the case that orbital assembly and maintanence is too hard, NASA was successfully building ISS through a multinational consortium and doing an incredible job basically rebuilding Hubble from the ground up, in orbit.
I am convinced that the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (AMS) when installed on ISS will be to ISS as Hubble is to shuttle.
The Hubble is producing a lot of really good work, which can't be duplicated down here.
| Reply despite what they say, what're the odds Hubble is delayed?
The Hubble is a prime example of a waste of assets.