Re: SPACE: Is ISS a boondoggle?

From: Amara Graps (
Date: Tue Mar 20 2001 - 09:01:23 MST

>> Is there some orbital difference between
>> the Hubble and the ISS that makes it unusable as an observatory?

Yes!!!! Exhaust clouds of debris.

Don't even THINK of making infrared observations
from a platform that is using its exhaust system alot.

J.P. Simpson, F.C. Witteborn, A. Graps, G.G. Fazio, D.G. Koch (1993),
"Particle Sightings by the Infrared Telescope on SpaceLab 2,"
J of Spacecraft and Rockets 30, 216-221.

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