That’s right. Our military had two, unflown, better-than-Hubble space telescopes just sitting around.
This is the state of our military-industrial-scientific complex in miniature: The military has so much money that it has two extra telescopes better than anything civilians have; meanwhile, NASA will need eight years to find enough change in the couches at Cape Canaveral to turn these gifts into something they can use. Anyone else find anything wrong with this state of affairs?
Source: Hey, Brother, Can You Spare a Hubble? DOD: Sure! Have Two – The Atlantic