"Repairing Hubble"

     

"Repairing Hubble"

Front and center is the Wide Field Planetary Camera 2 (WFPC2) tilted on a wedge to reveal its inner components.  To the left is COSTAR  and behind COSTAR is a developmental model built at the Ball Aerospace Corporation to demonstrate how COSTAR employed mirrors on stalks that could be inserted into the primary light beam from Hubble’s flawed mirror, to correct the flaw. On the wall at the back are classic images from Hubble’s cameras, and the Structural Dynamic Test Vehicle used to test the Hubble design is seen at the upper right.

Image Number: WEB13920-2014
Credit: Image by Eric Long, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution
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