Talk:Great Observatories program

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
          This article is of interest to the following WikiProjects:
WikiProject Spaceflight (Rated C-class)
WikiProject icon This article is within the scope of WikiProject Spaceflight, a collaborative effort to improve the coverage of spaceflight on Wikipedia. If you would like to participate, please visit the project page, where you can join the discussion and see a list of open tasks.
C-Class article C  This article has been rated as C-Class on the project's quality scale.
Checklist icon
 ???  This article has not yet received a rating on the project's importance scale.
 
WikiProject Astronomy (Rated Start-class, Mid-importance)
WikiProject icon Great Observatories program is within the scope of WikiProject Astronomy, which collaborates on articles related to Astronomy on Wikipedia.
Start-Class article Start  This article has been rated as Start-Class on the project's quality scale.
 Mid  This article has been rated as Mid-importance on the project's importance scale.
 
WikiProject United States (Rated Start-class, Low-importance)
WikiProject icon This article is within the scope of WikiProject United States, a collaborative effort to improve the coverage of topics relating to the United States of America on Wikipedia. If you would like to participate, please visit the project page, where you can join the ongoing discussions.
Start-Class article Start  This article has been rated as Start-Class on the project's quality scale.
 Low  This article has been rated as Low-importance on the project's importance scale.
 

Future observatories[edit]

I removed references to follow-up/future "Great Observatories," as I don't believe they technically are. I'll poke around and find a better place to put them. 24.17.30.163 02:36, 11 November 2005 (UTC)

NASA's follow-up Great Observatories program.

* James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) was called the Next Generation Space Telescope (NGST) before being named, and is the replacement for HST.
* Space Interferometry Mission (SIM)
* Terrestrial Planet Finder (TPF)

Some future Great Observatories designated probes are involved in the Beyond Einstein program
* Laser Interferometer Space Antenna (LISA), a gravity-wave observatory consisting of a trio of probes in controlled separation solar orbit, slated for 2013
* Constellation-X, a constellation of X-ray telescopes flying in formation to form an interferometer, at L2, slated for 2016

challenger?[edit]

Just passing by, but this article also mentions that Spitzer was not launched by Shuttle because of Challenger. I believe this should be change to the Columbia accident, which occured in Febuary of 2003, the same year Spitzer was launched. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 71.136.242.206 (talkcontribs)

  • No, since these observatories and their launches are planned years in advance, it was indeed the Challenger incident that affected Spitzer's choice of launch vehicle. --Etacar11 12:53, 17 April 2006 (UTC)

0.5 nom[edit]

This article was nominated for Wikipedia 0.5, but I failed it because of having no references, rather poor prose, short lead per WP:LEAD and other concerns. Thanks Jaranda wat's sup 22:39, 13 June 2006 (UTC)

Grammatical error[edit]

"Parts which survived reentry splashed into the Pacific Ocean." Should read "Parts that survived ..."

See http://www.worldwidewords.org/articles/which.htm discussion of restrictive clauses.

DaveCrane (talk) 21:18, 16 September 2009 (UTC)

Unreferenced and doubtable fact[edit]

In top paragraph: *The four missions was designed to examine a specific region of the electromagnetic spectrum using very different technologies. Dr. Charles Pellerin, NASA's Director, Astrophysics invented and developed the program during 1994.* As Hubble was launched in 1990, it seems not possible that the program was conceived *after* the first launch. A reference and further clarification is needed.