Hubble Space Telescope Rate Gyro Assemblies

Hubble has a sophisticated system that controls its position 24 hours a day. It is called the Pointing Control System (PCS). The PCS is composed of Gyroscopes, reaction wheels, and fine guidance sensors.

Credit:

NASA, ESA, A. Feild (STScI), and Lockheed Martin

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NASA press release
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Id:opo0524c
Type:Chart
Release date:1 September 2005, 04:00
Size:1200 x 1463 px

About the Object

Name:HST, Hubble Space Telescope
Type:• Unspecified : Technology : Observatory : Telescope
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