Why isn’t Hubble telescope ever pointed towards the moon??
May 27th, 2009 in Breaking News, Commentaries, Space
SPACE.com — Scientists Call Hubble a ‘Whole New Telescope’ After Repairs.
The Hubble Space Telescope appears better than new as NASA puts the 19-year-old observatory through a battery of tests after its final facelift by an astronaut repair crew.
Ed Weiler, NASA’s science missions chief, said Hubble is in the midst of meticulous systems and calibration checks following the successful upgrades and repairs by Atlantis shuttle astronauts.
“All of those have gone beautifully,” Weiler told reporters after Atlantis’ smooth California landing on Sunday. “Everything is going well, as far as I can tell.”
The calibrations and electronics tests should run their course by the end of summer, with a new and improved Hubble once more ready for science observations in late August, Weiler said.