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  1. LIVE INTERACTIVE LEARNING @ YOUR DESKTOP NASA/NSTA Web Seminar Series How Telescopes Have Changed Our View of the Universe Web Seminar IV:Hubble’s Universe: New Discoveries from a New and Improved HST Presenter: Dr. Frank Summers January 28, 2010

  2. Hubble: Back in Business and Better Than Ever Dr. Frank Summers Space Telescope Science Institute December 3, 2009

  3. A Space Telescope

  4. Place clip art under the one you believe to be the photo

  5. Artist’s Conception WRONG Photograph CORRECT

  6. Size of Hubble’s Orbit 600 km above surface Size of Earth 6400 km 100 km above surface Size of Earth’s Atmosphere

  7. Poll Question What object is closest to Hubble in size? • Small Car • Full Size Car • Limo • School Bus

  8. Hubble Servicing Missions

  9. Launch – December 1990 • WFPC, GHRS, HSP, FOC, FOS • FGS can also do science

  10. Servicing Mission 1 – December 1993 • COSTAR, WFPC2 • solar arrays, gyros

  11. Servicing Mission 2 – February 1997 • NICMOS, STIS • fine guidance sensor, solid state recorder, reaction wheel assembly

  12. Servicing Mission 3A – December 1999 • gyroscope failure in November • computer, data recorder, fine guidance sensor, electronics improvement, thermal protection

  13. Servicing Mission 3B – March 2002 • ACS • solar arrays, NICMOS cooling system, reaction wheel assembly, power control unit

  14. Servicing Mission 4 – May 2009 • WFC3, COS • ACS repair, STIS repair, SIC&DH, gyros, batteries, fine guidance sensor, thermal blankets, de-orbit module

  15. Let’s Pause for Two Questions from the Audience

  16. Servicing Mission 4

  17. A Long Awaited Mission • 2002 – Servicing Mission 3B • 2003 – Columbia accident • 2004 – No shuttle mission? • 2005 – Two gyro mode • 2006 – “One final house call”

  18. Can you find the shuttle? Use clip art and place it on the shuttle!

  19. Let’s Pause for Two Questions from the Audience

  20. Wide Field Camera 3 • WFC3…

  21. Cosmic Origins Spectrograph

  22. ACS & STIS Repair

  23. Let’s Pause for Two Questions from the Audience

  24. SIC & DH • Science Instrument Command & Data Handling Unit

  25. Batteries, Gyros, NOBLs, SCM