I was just using the JWST as an example of a telescope that it would be worth a billion dollars to upgrade and repair. Yes it is true that it is placed in an orbit that would be difficult to access. However like I said there are plenty of satellites being orbited now that would probably be worthwhile for human repair missions given their cost and would be more easily accessed.MeteorWayne":2ghgtxko said:The Hubble was designed to be upgraded and repaired.
The JWST will be BEO..
"The Earth-Sun L2 point, about which the Webb telescope will orbit, is 1,500,000 km (930,000 mi) from the Earth, which is about 3.92 times farther away from Earth than is the moon. (This distance underscores how much more difficult the Webb telescope would be to service than the Hubble telescope after launch; no plan contemplates doing so)"