NASA Satellites Will Change two observers so as Hubble Telescope.
NASA will use two observation satellites that are not used by the U.S.’s National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) is converted into a telescope like Hubble that can be used to search for dark energy (dark energy). In an article in the Washington Post and New York Times, NASA and the NRO said the two satellites are not used and not yet fully completed. Although the two satellites do not have the astronomical instrument of accession and still be in storage, both have a size 2.4-meter mirror like Hubble telescope, with a wide viewing area and a movable secondary mirror, allows to obtain images with better focus.
“The game changed completely,” said David N. Spergel, chairman of the committee of astronomy and astrophysics from the National Academy of Science.
Quoted from universetoday.com, Tuesday (05/06/2012), was reported previously that the NRO contacted NASA in 2011 about two spy satellites. Since taken over by the NASA Science Directorate at the beginning of this year, a former technician telescope Hubble John Grunsfeld who work with other technicians, studying the possibility of using satellites such as the two telescopes.
Further explained that Grunsfeld and his friends will not be fully remodel the satellite is to be converted into a telescope, but NASA will decide about the designation and what instruments will be added, until the process of launching and operation of the telescope if it’ll actually happen.