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THE HUBBLE SPACE TELESCOPE
Transcript of THE HUBBLE SPACE TELESCOPE
What is it
Hubble is one of NASA's most successful and long-lasting science missions. It has beamed hundreds of thousands of images back to Earth, shedding light on many of the great mysteries of astronomy. Its gaze has helped determine the age of the universe, the identity of quasars, and the existence of dark energy.
Who discovered it
The Hubble Space Telescope was named and discovered after astronomer Edwin Powell Hubble (1889–1953), who made some of the most important discoveries in modern astronomy.Hubble was built, integrated, and tested at Lockheed Martin's Sunnyvale, Calif., plant.
why was the telescope built
The Main reason the Hubble telescope was put into orbit is to take pictures of the great world that is space.The Hubble telescope was also built to help figure out how different planets function and if the telescope managers takes pictures of the sun or moon we can also find how natural disasters happen and how to help with the impacts on earth.
the Hubble telescope has discovered many pictures
Energy Source: The Sun
Mechanism: Two 25-foot solar panels
Power usage: 2,800 watts
Batteries: 6 nickel-hydrogen (NiH)
Storage Capacity: equal to 20 car batteries
Hundreds of scientists, engineers, and technicians — at both NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center and the Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI) — bear the collective responsibility for operating the Hubble Space Telescope and for monitoring its health, safety, and performance. Specific tasks range from choosing targets to performing on-orbit upgrades.
Hubble mission operations fall into two categories:
Engineering operations, which test and maintain the Hubble spacecraft's overall performance.
Science operations, which select and schedule observing programs, prepare and conduct observations, calibrate the science instruments, translate raw data into usable form, and archive and distribute data.