The Hubble Space Telescope: From Concept to Success

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The highly successful Hubble Space Telescope was meant to change our view and understanding of the universe. Within weeks of its launch in 1990, however, the space community was shocked to find out that the primary mirror of the telescope was flawed. It was only the skills of scientists and engineers on the ground and the daring talents of astronauts sent to service the telescope in December 1993 that saved the mission.For over two decades NASA had developed the capabilities to service a payload in orbit. This involved ...

The Hubble Space Telescope: From Concept to Success 2015, Praxis, New York

ISBN-13: 9781493928262

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