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phisey

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If it works.

Which looks promising so far, granted. The launch went so well that it saved onboard fuel that was anticipated to be used for course corrections, adding "significant mission life" to the telescope:

 
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Brad2770

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If it works.

Which looks promising so far, granted. The launch went so well that it saved onboard fuel that was anticipated to be used for course corrections, adding "significant mission life" to the telescope:


I read it could be up to ten years instead of five.
 

phisey

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That ginger quoted NASA saying it's "significantly more" than ten years' mission life now. Still a ways from its parking orbit and shit can still go sideways but there's more than enough delta-v onboard for 10+ years.
 

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Brahma

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They did it. I'm surprised.

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The greatest thing about Musk is that he would also find it hilarious and embrace it.