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Assessment of Options for Extending the Life of the Hubble Space Telescope: Final Report
A more detailed discussion of the comparative risk between a robotic servicing mission and a shuttle mission to HST is presented in Chapter 7.
FINDING: Many of the concerns raised by the committee regarding the risk of attempting to robotically service the Hubble Space Telescope could be mitigated for future programs through planning for robotic servicing in the initial spacecraft design.