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I would like to know if there were any space missions which were conducted due to an immediate emergency and I wish to know how they were managed.

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  • $\begingroup$ This question is very broad. Have you done any research? Are you referring to emergencies in/on vehicles in orbit ? $\endgroup$ – Carl Witthoft Feb 19 '20 at 12:48
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    $\begingroup$ One category would be something launched specifically to assist something else already in space, but would you consider answers based on moving an orbiting spacecraft from one orbit to another (or rescheduling it's observations) in order to image another spacecraft? $\endgroup$ – uhoh Feb 19 '20 at 18:53
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    $\begingroup$ Conducting an entire mission due to an emergency...the current state of things is that it takes a long time to prep for a mIssion. Late in the shuttle program, a rescue mission was planned & prepped for the last Hubble repair flight but it turned out not to be needed. A long analysis was done after the fact about whether the STS-107 crew could have been rescued - there is a question about that already. Content of missions have been changed at the last minute e.g. Skylab repair. But spin up a whole new mission? I don't think so. I'm assuming you're asking about crewed missions. $\endgroup$ – Organic Marble Feb 21 '20 at 12:50
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    $\begingroup$ thanks @OrganicMarble your words were something I was looking for $\endgroup$ – Bharath Simha Reddy Feb 22 '20 at 15:34
  • $\begingroup$ There has been a Space Shuttle mission in the 1990s that had to be aborted and was repeated very soon, the same crew flew to space again and conducted the mission. I dunno what the two flights were called like, but that's the only such case I think that happened. Perhaps there were more "Shuttle repeat missions" like that. $\endgroup$ – user35272 Mar 26 '20 at 9:36

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