July 26, 2010
The International Space Station (ISS) has pollutants that could damage the Hubble Space Telescope's mirror if it were docked to the ISS. Even if this weren't a concern, getting Hubble from one place to another requires a lot more energy than you might imagine. It's doable in terms of orbital mechanics, but it's risky and expensive.
The Hubble Space Telescope.
Photo by NASA
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