Reply to post: Re: Failure modes

NASA's Chandra probe suddenly becomes an EX-ray space telescope (for now, anyway)

John Brown (no body) Silver badge

Re: Failure modes

In any case Chandra is in a bad orbit for recovery."

...and went up in a shuttle cargo bay, so you'd need a working shuttle to bring it back. Even if the Shuttle was still flying, could it bring back that amount of mass to a safe landing?

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