Talk:Space observatory

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Orphan section at the top[edit]

There were recently pages on both "space observatory" and "space telescope." I merged the two. Should the result be placed here, or at space telescope? --zandperl 23:13, 2 Mar 2004 (UTC)

I wonder if perhaps "space telescope" might be more often searched for? By the way, the article needs links to Ginga, Asca, IRTS, ASTRO-E2 (Suzaku), Exosat, Cos-B, Integral, Gaia, Darwin, FIRM, perhaps COBE, WMAP and Planck, possibly some early Japanese missions (Tenma, Hinotori), and probably a few others. It's on my list of things to do but if anyone else would like to volunteer it would be very welcome.--Serjeant 10:18, 21 December 2005 (UTC)

Stub[edit]

I note that this is, instead, a stub. No sources, mangled content. Easily reverted if someone disagrees.- sinneed (talk) 02:02, 10 September 2009 (UTC)

numerous major observatories missing[edit]

There seems to be an undue prominence placed on the NASA great observatories, while other comparable telescopes (e.g. INTEGRAL, XMM-Newton, WMAP, ... ) are not even mentioned in the "other notable space observatories" section which seems to be a rundown of only all the decommissioned ones. Deuar 15:55, 22 March 2007 (UTC)

Instead of making the list grow, I would suggest getting rid of it entirely. It's redundant with List of space telescopes. The article needs to be fleshed out, not cluttered with a list. I'll be bold and dispose of it eventually if nobody protests. Equendil Talk 18:44, 29 April 2009 (UTC)

Actually I'll just do it now, List of space telescopes is a featured list, I can't imagine any good reason to keep a list here. Equendil Talk 18:48, 29 April 2009 (UTC)

Calling Alan Parsons[edit]

So when was the space telescope first proposed, & by whom...? TREKphiler hit me ♠ 09:10, 20 November 2009 (UTC)