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Hubble Space Telescope

(1990—2013)

A telescope in orbit of the earth, named after the American astronomer Edwin Hubble.

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Final Servicing Mission

STS-125 Mission Insignia

STS-125 was the final mission to service the Hubble Space Telescope.  It was flown by the space shuttle Atlantis and carried two new instruments:

  • Cosmic Origins Spectrograph
  • Wide Field Camera 3

The mission also replaced several components and instruments.

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Farthest Supernova Discovered to Date:
Date: 04 Apr 2013 1
Final Service Mission:
From: 11 May 2009 2
Mission: STS-124 2
Space Shuttle: Atlantis 2
To: 24 May 2009 2
First Service Mission:
From: 02 Dec 1993 3
Mission: STS-61 3
Space Shuttle: Endeavour 3
To: 13 Dec 1993 3
Launch:
Date: 24 Apr 1990 4

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