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Astronomers declared NASA's Hubble Space Telescope a fully rejuvenated observatory with the release Wednesday of observations from four of its six operating science instruments.
Hubble is getting closer to completing the calibrations for most of its instruments, and each day it draws nearer to becoming a fully functioning observatory again. In fact, in the upcoming weeks, Hubble will concentrate on making high-priority science observations and then finish the remaining instrument calibrations by early fall.
During Servicing Mission 4, astronauts replaced many key parts â€” batteries and gyroscopes, for example â€” that affect the spacecraft component of the Hubble Space Telescope. Testing and calibration for the spacecraft itself is now complete, and that aspect of Hubble is in excellent shape.
The HST team continues to investigate an anomaly with the Space Telescope Imaging Spectrograph that caused it to suspend operations on July 6.
On June 22, at 12:21 PM EDT, the Cosmic Origins Spectrograph (COS) aboard Hubble temporarily suspended operations when an optical mechanism movement failed to reach its intended destination.
BOULDER, Colo., May 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Astronauts for NASA's STS-125 servicing mission to the Hubble Space Telescope (HST) installed two science instruments built by Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp.
Mission Specialists John Grunsfeld and Andrew Feustel completed the third spacewalk of Atlantisâ€™ mission to the Hubble Space Telescope in 6 hours and 36 minutes, stepping smoothly through the difficult tasks of repairing a delicate camera and installing its most sensitive spectrograph ever.
CAPE CANAVERAL AIR FORCE STATION, Fla., May 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The space shuttle Atlantis lifted off Monday on a mission to the Hubble Space Telescope where astronauts are scheduled to install two instruments built by Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp.
A spectrograph destined for the Hubble Telescope will look back several billion years and help reconstruct the early universe, scientists in Colorado said. The $70 million Cosmic Origin Spectrograph is to be carried to the Hubble aboard the shuttle Atlantis on its May 11 launch from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, said James Green, a scientist at the University of Colorado in Boulder. The spectrograph -- the size of a telephone booth -- was built by the university and its industrial...
The famous Hubble telescope is about to get a visit from its terrestrial creators, as astronauts plan on Monday to blast off from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, taking with them new scientific equipment and replacement parts for the 19-year old orbiting observatory.
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