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ISS Space Telescope, 1996. Depicted here is a space telescope capable of detecting planets orbiting around nearby stars. It would be serviced by International Space Station astronauts.
Credit: NASA via Marcus Lindroos

American visible astronomy satellite. Study 1988. The Space Station's free-flying unmanned platforms were all deleted in 1987-90 to compensate for the budget cuts. However, some of them may yet be reintroduced in the 21st century.

Status: Study 1988.

One possibility was a space telescope capable of detecting planets orbiting around nearby stars. It would be serviced by International Space Station astronauts. The early 1984 Space Station plan briefly featured a similar 'Astro' platform.

Article by Marcus Lindroos



Family: Astronomy, USA - Space Stations, Visible astronomy satellite. Country: USA. Agency: NASA.

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