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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.
SUNNYVALE, Calif., May 4 /PRNewswire/ -- A team led by Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) is providing support to the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center in the planning, training and implementation of Servicing Mission 4 (SM-4) to the Hubble Space Telescope (HST), scheduled for launch on May 11. "We have found that working on the Hubble Space Telescope is more than just a job -- it is a passion.
The spare Science Instrument /Command and Data Handling (SI/C&DH) module, slated for installation on the Hubble Space Telescope during Servicing Mission 4 in May, arrived safely at Kennedy Space Center on March 30 aboard a specially outfitted truck.
STS-125 astronauts John Grunsfeld and Andrew Feustel were at NASAâ€™s Goddard Space Flight Center on February 10 supporting ongoing training efforts for Servicing Mission 4 to the Hubble Space Telescope.
Space is not a hospitable place, and when scientists and engineers design and build new components for the Hubble Space Telescope, that fact is always clearly in mind.
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