How was the Hubble Telescope transported into orbit?
HST was transported into orbit aboard Space Shuttle Discovery (mission STS-31) in April 1990. It was scheduled to be orbited earlier, but the shutdown of the Shuttle program following the Challenger accident delayed its deployment, not to mention increasing its maintenance cost because it sat on the ground (about 1 million per day). Astronauts successfully deployed and boosted HST into its orbit altitude of 569nm.
Though any of the Shuttles can perform an HST Servicing Mission, Shuttles Discovery and Endeavour are usually preferred due to their larger payload bays (we can put more stuff in it).
To date, HST has been in orbit and providing science data for over 20 years.
It was launched into orbit with a rocket.
The Hubble Space Telescope was put into the orbit in 1990 and is still there up until today. It already had to be repaired five times and is expected to stay in the orbit until at least 2013.
HST has been in continuous orbit since it was deployed in 1990.
The Hubble telescope was put into space to take photos of the Earth and the moon
Discovery 24 April 1990 STS-31
The Hubble is in a nearly circular low Earth orbit at a height of about 350 miles, which means it takes a little over an hour and a half to make an orbit. It's inclined 28.5 degrees relative to the equator, which means the furthest north it ever gets is the very southern tip of Florida or the Sinai Peninsula. The furthest south it goes is about the middle of Australia, and it just misses… Read More
HST orbits the Earth approximately 15 times daily, or about 96 minutes per orbit. You can see its orbital track and learn more about it at the link below.
It orbits around our planet, Earth.
Yes, and it remains operational (we are still receiving images since the last service mission). NASA hopes to retrieve the space craft, so it can be placed in the Smithsonian Institute. That must occur by 2025, or the spacecraft will deorbit itself.
No, there's a great number of highly specialized telescopes in orbit. The most famous ones apart from Hubble are the Spitzer Space Telescope (for infrared) and the Chandra (for X-rays).
every 96 to 97 minutes
The HST is in a nearly circular orbit at a height of roughly 347 miles above the earth's surface. Depending on its exact altitude ... which varies slightly ... it completes each orbital revolution in 96 to 97 minutes.
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The service call Columbia provide a 36 mins boost to move Hubble's orbit by about 6km. Without a boost, Hubble and other satellites would fall back into earth's atmosphere, burning up on re-entry.
Yes it is, and it is still being used, at least for now.
The Hubble Space Telescope is in a near-circular Low Earth Orbit about 347 miles (559 km) above the Earth. (See related link for more information.)
HST is always in a decaying orbit - over the years it has relied on Shuttles to boost it back into its high orbit after each Servicing Mission. The nominal orbital altitude is around 307 nautical miles, though if no other Servicing Missions are authorized, it will eventually decay in orbit and burn up in the atmosphere.
Yes. Its orbit is expected to decay some time around 2013-2021. The telescope's last maintenance has pushed its functionality to at least 2014. The HST was deployed from the Space Shuttle Discovery during the STS-31 mission in 1990. April 24, 2012 is the 22nd anniversary of its release into space, and it's still doing valuable science and returning excellent data.
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Space Shuttle Discovery. STS-31.
Space Shuttle Discovery
The Hubble is in low earth orbit at about 589 km. A link can be found below which an investigator can follow for more information.
The Hubble Space Telescope is 600km above the Earth's surface.
Which space shuttle flight put the hubble space telescope into orbit also what was their flight number?
Space Shuttle Discovery, mission STS-31.
The Hubble telescope is located within the upper Thermospheric layer of the earth's atmosphere. Here air molecules are very far apart and temperatures don't stay consistent for very long however, it would be safe to say that the temperature could reach as high as 1,500 °C ( 2,730 °F) and as low as -50 °C ( -58 °F) due to the shadow the earth may cast on it at nights.
Which space shuttle flight put the hubble space telescope into orbit and what was their fl ight number?
Hubble was launched by the Discovery Shuttle, flight no. STS-31. It launched on 24 April 1990, 12:33:51 UTC.
The short answer is that the Hubble telescope does not orbit the Moon -- it orbits the Earth. The Hubble Space Telescope's Earth orbit, at an altitude of about 360 miles (580 km), takes 96 minutes.
An object in low-eart orbit takes about one and a half hours for one orbit. The Wikipedia article states that it orbits at a height of 559 km, and takes 96-97 minutes for one orbit.
The HST was launched on April 24, 1990, on board of the Space Shuttle Discovery.
It takes a full 98 minutes for the Hubble satellite to completely orbit the Earth! Fast huh!
It takes 97 minutes for hubble to fully orbit around Earth. It travels at 5 miles per second.
Observing time on the Hubble is not for sale, and you can't buy it. It's allocated by the committee responsible for the use of that resource, to the researchers who submit the proposals that the committee decides will result in the best contributions to the fields of Astronomy, Physics, Cosmology, etc. By the way . . . roughly 1/2 of every Hubble orbit would be of no use to you, since the instrument is in… Read More
It doesn't orbit earth faster. The ISS is in a lower orbit with a period of 91 minutes compared to the Hubble's orbital period of 96-97 minutes. Orbital periods generally increase with orbit radius and speed in the orbit decreases with increasing orbit radius.
The HST orbits at 569 km (353 miles) above Earth, orbits it in 97 minutes at a speed of 17,500 miles per hour (28,500 km per hour). In one second the HST travels almost 5 miles!
The Hubble (or any other object or collection of objects) will Never complete an orbit around the Universe. The Universe is too big (and expanding). The Hubble completes an orbit around the Earth in about 96-97 minutes.
Originally scheduled for a 1986 deployment but delayed until 1990 due to the Challenger disaster, the Hubble was the first space telescope put into orbit by NASA
It orbits Earth. According to Wikipedia, 559 km above Earth's surface.
There are many orbiting telescopes, the hubble telescope is the best known. Most are for wavelengths absorbed by the air.
What is the single most significant difference in the orbits of the international space station and the Hubble telescope?
The ISS orbits at 400 km above Earth; the HST at 569 km.
What is the name of the space shuttle that made the first on orbit service of the Hubble space telescope?
The Space Shuttle Endeavor . December 2, 1993 it carried a crew of seven astronauts into orbit for a mission that would involve five days of spacewalks and repairs .
Yes, the Hubble Space Telescope is in orbit around the Earth, and has been for 20 years now.
HST orbits the Earth about every 97 minutes, or about 14 times a day. Over a year's period, that comes out to just over 5400 orbits per year.
Never. The Hubble telescope has never left orbit around Earth.
The Hubble Space Telescope is a Ritchey-Chretien type of reflector design.
If the Hubble Telescope orbits the earth every 97 minutes how the heck can it stay focused on one thing long enough to get a good picture?
It only has to remain stable around the 3 axes through its center of mass. That's 'relatively' easy to accomplish with gyros and heavy flywheels. Once 3-axis stability is achieved, it doesn't matter where the whole thing goes ... it still stays pointed toward the same field of view for long exposures. (Just remember to rig a timer to close the shutter when the earth is in that direction from it, to avoid sunlight or… Read More
the Hubble Space Telescope
The primary infrared blocker, water vapor, is mostly in the lower atmosphere and the primary ultraviolet blocker, ozone, is located high in the atmosphere, far above mountaintops.
The telescope in orbit around the earth as of 2010 is the Hubble Telescope.
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