Farewell, Spitzer Space Telescope! NASA shuts down prolific observatory.

Dec 20, 2019
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I was really hoping they would park the Spitzer at a Lagrange point for future explorers to marvel at.
Spitzer also carries some great parts that could be scrapped and used at a later date. Other things like "material exposure" could be done on it too.
 
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Jan 30, 2020
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With the bulk of the cost being in the lift from Earth I have long held this thought and pushed pt in other places of the Lagrange positions as the local junk repository. Ask any electronic tech about the value of the junk drawer in experiments. We are wasting a valuable resource returning used, broken gear to Earth rather than orbital storage or if all else fails the Moon.
 
Dec 19, 2019
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I always enjoyed the unique perspective and images provided via the Spitzer Space Telescope. Hopefully we can get some moon based telescopes to continue this expertise.
 

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