STS-125 Hubble Space Telescope Servicing Mission

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One of the three spacewalks included in the simulation is the removal of the Wide Field Planetary Camera 2 and installation of the new Wide Field Camera. The first task represented in this simulation is the removal of the Wide Field planetary Camera 2, where an astronaut is held by the Canadarm Robotic Arm and moved into position for the removal. This camera is then removed and placed in a temporary storage location. The new Wide Field Camera is then removed from the space shuttle cargo bay and installed onto the Hubble Space Telescope. Finally, the Wide Field Camera 2 is taken from the temporary storage location and loaded into the space shuttle cargo bay for its return to earth.

For more information about the Wide Field Camera, please visit http://sm4.gsfc.nasa.gov/technology/sm4_wfc3.php.

 

Another spacewalk in the simulation is the replacement of the Corrective Optics Space Telescope Axial Replacement with the Cosmic Origins Spectrograph. The first task represented in this spacewalk simulation is the removal of the Corrective Optics Space Telescope Axial Replacement. The Corrective Optics Space Telescope Axial Replacement is placed in a temporary storage location and the Cosmic Origins Spectrograph instrument is removed from the space shuttle cargo bay and then installed onto the Hubble telescope. Finally, the Corrective Optics Space Telescope Axial Replacement is taken from the temporary storage location and loaded into the space shuttle cargo bay.

For more information on the Cosmic Origins Spectrograph, please visit http://sm4.gsfc.nasa.gov/technology/sm4_cos.php.

 

The remaining spacewalk in the simulation is the replacement of the batteries used to support Hubble telescope operations during periods of darkness. The simulation shows the removal of the old battery pack followed by the loading of this battery into the shuttle cargo bay. Then the new battery pack is removed from the shuttle cargo bay and installed into the Hubble telescope. For more information on the Hubble telescope batteries, please visit http://sm4.gsfc.nasa.gov/technology/sm4_batteries.php.

 

To download the simulation, click the download link and proceed through the installation as instructed. Once the installation is complete, the simulation can be launched by accessing the Launch ESS-STS125 icon on your computer or by accessing the Digital Spaces program under "Programs" in the Windows Start menu.

 

 

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