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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)

HST First Space Observatory?[edit]

First section claims that Hubble was the first space observatory (in 1990), but the OAO page refers to those satellites, launched as early as 1966, as space observatories and space telescopes. Hubble's own page starts with the mention that Hubble was not the first space telescope. Is this an error? ReverendTed 18:39, 20 March 2016 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done Indeed that was plain wrong. I rewrote the lead paragraph with accurate history of the earliest operational space telescopes. — JFG talk 12:25, 28 May 2016 (UTC)