Talk:Great Observatories program

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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. 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


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 (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 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.