Artist's view of the Shuttle servicing mission to HST

This artist's impression shows the Space Shuttle during the currently planned Servicing Mission (SM4) to repair and upgrade the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope in 2008.

This Servicing Mission will not only ensure that Hubble can function for perhaps as much as another ten years, it will also increase its capabilities significantly in key areas. As part of the upgrade, two new scientific instruments will be installed: the Cosmic Origins Spectrograph and the Wide Field Camera 3.

Credit:

ESA/Hubble

About the Image

Id:heic0618a
Type:Collage
Release date:31 October 2006, 17:00
Related releases:heic0618
Size:2736 x 2175 px

About the Object

Name:SM4, Space Shuttle Discovery
Type:Solar System : Technology : Spacecraft : Manned
Category:Launch/Servicing Missions

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