NASA Photo ID: S90-34386           File Name: 10063492.jpg
  Film Type: 4x5                     Date Taken: 04/10/90
  Title: Artist concept of Hubble Space Telescope (HST) onorbit payload bay servicing
  Description:
  A Hubble Space Telescope (HST) servicing mission onboard a space shuttle 
  orbiter is depicted in this artist concept.  Extravehicular mobility unit 
  (EMU) suited crewmembers (one on the remote manipulator system (RMS) and
  one  in the payload bay (PLB)) perform maintenance tasks on HST which is 
  positioned in the PLB atop the flight support structure (FSS).  During its
  15  years in space, the observatory will be visited several times by
  astronauts  who will perform scheduled maintenance and replace telescope
  instruments with  new updated ones.  The Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC)
  is responsible for  servicing the telescope.  Discovery, Orbiter Vehicle
  (OV) 103, with HST is  scheduled for launch in April 1990.  HST was
  developed by NASA and its  partners in space.  The Marshall Space Flight
  Center (MSFC) managed the  design and development of the telescope, which
  will be the largest, most  sensitive astronomical observatory ever to be
  placed in orbit.  It will  examine the size and origin of the universe,
  help determine how stars and  galaxies are formed, and could provide clues
  to the existence of planets that  orbit other stars in the same way the
  Earth revolves around the sun.  Art  work created by Gordon Raney.  View
  provided by Marshall Space Flight Center  (MSFC) with alternate number
  89-0591C.    
  Subject terms:
  ASTRONAUTS                              
  CREW PROCEDURES (INFLIGHT)              
  DRAWINGS                                
  EXTRAVEHICULAR ACTIVITY                 
  EXTRAVEHICULAR MOBILITY UNITS           
  HUBBLE SPACE TELESCOPE                  
  PAYLOAD BAY                             
  REMOTE MANIPULATOR SYSTEM               
  REPAIRING                               
  SPACE MAINTENANCE                       
  SPACE SHUTTLE ORBITERS                  
  SPACECRAFT MAINTENANCE                  
  STS-31                                  
  STS-61                                  
  VISUAL AIDS                             
  

NASA Home Page JSC Home Page Imagery Services Home PageSearch
For questions about Manned Spaceflight images, please contact:
JSC Office of Public Affairs
External Affairs Branch
Mail Code AP4
2101 NASA Road 1
Houston, TX 77058
Fax: (713) 483-2000