Hubble Space Telescope sporting new solar arrays during SM3B

STS109-E-5700 (9 March 2002) - The Hubble Space Telescope, sporting new solar arrays and other important but less visible new hardware, begins its separation from the Space Shuttle Columbia. The STS-109 crew deployed the giant telescope at 4:04 a.m. CST (1004 GMT), March 9, 2002. Afterward, the seven crew members began to focus their attention to the trip home, scheduled for March 12. The STS-109 astronauts conducted five space walks to service and upgrade Hubble. This image was recorded with a digital still camera.


About the Image

Release date:12 March 2002
Size:2004 x 3032 px

About the Object

Name:HST, Hubble Space Telescope
Type:Solar System : Technology : Observatory : Telescope

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