word going around that Hubble servicing mission scheduled for May is in danger of being reconsidered because of higher mission risk
haven’t seen the memo, but it went around:
due to the Iridium vs Kosmos collision there is concern that higher debris levels in LEO make SM4 too risky, and it is to be re-evaluated and possibly postponed, again, or canceled.
that kinda sux
if someone has the memo, do pass it along, there’s a good chap
This is going to be a real problem, because there is still no administrator for NASA, and this sort of thing requires a pro-active high level decision.
Since the issue has been raised, a default action to play it safe and postpone a decision is likely (although a keep going as before is also a possible default decision).
It is going to be an interesting spring.