What To Do About Arecibo

Arecibo Observatory
The 1,000-ft. dia. Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico is being dismantled after support cables holding a 950-ton instrument platform failed.
Credit: Arecibo Observatory/NSF
The University of Central Florida, which manages the National Science Foundation’s Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico, was about to begin a new phase of work to repair hurricane damage when a cable supporting the observatory’s Gregorian dome slipped from its socket, causing a 100-ft.-long gash on...
Irene Klotz

Irene Klotz is Senior Space Editor for Aviation Week, based in Cape Canaveral. Before joining Aviation Week in 2017, Irene spent 25 years as a wire service reporter covering human and robotic spaceflight, commercial space, astronomy, science and technology for Reuters and United Press International.

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