NASA & The Hubble Space Telescope

I searched for this on Chief, but was surprised to find nothing. Here is a very interesting article regarding the Hubble Telescope and retrieving it and whatnot. And it has robots! Who’ll be the first FIRST team to volunteer?

sounds interesting, i’ll see if I can come up with anything :slight_smile:

NASA’s Robonaut is one of the robots being considered for the task. Many of Robonaut’s engineers work with team 118, the Robonauts. I’m not sure where they got the name.

http://vesuvius.jsc.nasa.gov/er_er/html/robonaut/Robonaut_files/barrel63.jpg

http://dsc.discovery.com/news/afp/20040809/hubble.html

Wouldn’t that make an interesting “game”? Imagine all the “what if” scenarios those engineers are going to have to cover!

(thanks to Slashdot for the link)

NASA’s Robonaut is one of the robots being considered for the task. Many of Robonaut’s engineers work with team 118, the Robonauts. I’m not sure where they got the name

I wonder what the odds are of this actually being successful. I read a few articles that said it would be awfully hard to repair the telescope only using robots. The astronauts on previous missions had a hard time trying to fix problems that suddenly appeared during repairs.