State-Of-The-Art Instruments Enable Early Observations From Hubble Space Telescope:
New Instruments Built by Ball Aerospace Reveal Universe’s Best Kept
Images from new instruments on the Hubble Space Telescope, show the
sharpest visible-light images of distant galaxies ever seen. Today NASA
released early observations from Hubble following installation of the Wide
Field Camera (WFC3) and Cosmic Origins Spectrograph (COS). COS and WFC3 are
equipped with the most advanced detector capabilities ever flown in space.
The new state-of-the-art instruments were built by Ball Aerospace &
Technologies Corp., and were installed by astronauts during Servicing Mission
Ball: the Space Telescope Imaging Spectrograph and the Advanced Camera for
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NEWS: New Ball Aerospace Instruments on Hubble Space Telescope Provide
Amazing New Images of the Universe
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SOUNDBITES: * Mark LaPole, Ball Aerospace Program Manager * Harold Reitsema, Ball Aerospace Spokesman and Astronomer * Lisa Hardaway, Ball Aerospace Chief Systems Engineer B-ROLL INCLUDES: * Hubble Imagery * Animation * Ball Aerospace Lab Footage * Astronauts at Ball Aerospace
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