Hubble Space Telescope (HST)

hubble_logo.jpg MISSION SUMMARY
Mission: Hubble Space Telescope
Launch date: April 1990
Launch vehicle: Space Shuttle Discovery (STS-31)
Type of orbit: Low Earth
Orbit height: 559 km or 347 mi
Orbit period: 96-97 min or 14-15/ day
Mission duration: Deorbit 2013-2021
Mission status: Active
Overview: The Hubble Space Telescope was designed to provide clear and deep views of distant galaxies and stars and most of the planets in our solar system. Hubble's domain extends from the ultraviolet, through the visible, and to the near-infrared. The orbiting telescope provided the first evidence our Universe is expanding more quickly than it has in the past. It made a more precise estimate of the age of universe (12 to 13 billion years old). And it helped scientists uncover the recipe for planets, reinforcing an assumption that planets are common in our universe and aiding in the search for Earthlike worlds

Documents and PowerPoints
HST Presentation.pdf
15 Years of Hubble.ppt

WFPC2.jpgWFPC Documents and PowerPoints
WFPC2.ppt
WFPC2_Handbook.pdf (STScI)

Related MGG Portal Links
Chandra Space Telescope
GALEX
Herschel Space Observatory
James Webb SSpace Telescope (JWST)
Kepler
Sitzer Space Telescope
Swift Gamma-Ray Observatory
WISE
WMAP
XMM-Newton

WEB RESOURCES
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NASA/JPL Links
Hubble
Spacecraft and Instruments
Servicing Mission 4
Servicing Missions 1-3B
WFPC3
HubbleSite-WFPC2
The Camera That Saved Hubble...Twice
The Camera That Saved Hubble - Video

STScI Links
HubbleSite
Image Releases
WFPC3

Wikipedia Links
Hubble
Edwin Hubble

WFPC

Other Related Links
End of an Era: WFPC2's Greatest Hits

Where is Hubble - Orbit View 3D - ESA
Hubble is circling the Earth at an altitude of a lightly less than 600 km above the ground. The orbit is inclined at 28.5 degrees to the Equator. The time for one orbit is between 96 and 97 minutes.

NASA Missions

NASA Solar System

 

 

MULTIMEDIA
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s103e5031.jpg Hubble as seen from space shuttle Discovery after repair mission, 1999

HST-SM4.jpg Hubble as seen from the departing space shuttle Atlantis

Early_Universe.jpg Chart depicting evolution of detecting the early universe, from ground-based space telescopes to HST and the future JWST

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Hubble Paper Model (rated moderately challenging)
--Web link for home printing

SS-simulator.jpg Solar System Simulator - JPL

logo-eotss-main.png Eyes on the Universe - JPL

MapAPlanet-banner.jpg Map a Planet - USGS

 

 

 

 

 

 

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