1. NSF to decommission Cornell-designed Arecibo telescope  Space Daily
  2. NASA Statement on NSF's Planned Controlled Decommissioning of Arecibo  NASA
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Ithica NY (SPX) Nov 22, 2020 - The large Cornell-designed telescopic ear at Arecibo, Puerto Rico, which listened for the enlightening crackle of the cosmos for nearly six decades, now hears silence

NSF to decommission Cornell-designed Arecibo telescope

On Nov. 18, NASA was informed by the National Science Foundation (NSF) that, after careful assessment and consideration, they have decided to decommission the 305m radio telescope at the Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico, which recently sustained structural damage from failed cables.On Nov. 18, NASA was informed by the National Science Foundation (NSF) that, after careful assessment and consideration, they have decided to decommission the 305m radio telescope at the Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico, which recently sustained structural damage from failed cables.

NASA Statement on NSF’s Planned Controlled Decommissioning of Arecibo | NASA