NASA Photo ID: S90-34385           File Name: 10063550.jpg
  Film Type: 4x5                     Date Taken: 04/10/90
  Title: MSFC Technical Support Team in the Huntsville Support Operations Center
  Description:
  NASA and Hubble Space Telescope (HST) contractor employees monitor their 
  data screens in the Huntsville Support Operations Center during a recent
  HST  mission simulation at the Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC) in
  Huntsville,  Alabama.  The Center will have a major role in the launch,
  deployment, and  checkout of the HST in April 1990.  The technicians will
  monitor telescope  telemetry, tracking several thousand engineering
  measurements to determine  the ongoing status of the HST and to confirm
  whether the telescope has  responded properly to ground commands sent from
  the control center at the  Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC).  With the
  information they receive, they  can identify problems if they arise.  Also,
  they will use their in-depth  knowledge of the telescope and its systems to
  analyze problems and recommend  ways to resolve them.  Thirdly, they will
  evaluate HST performance to  determine its true capabilities and project
  its future performance.  Huntsville Support Operations Center will provide
  engineering support for the  telescope through the orbital verification
  period 24 hours a day, seven days  a week.  That period could last for
  several months.  View released by MSFC on  Release No 90P-36 with alternate
  number 9005807C.     
  
  Subject terms:
  ALABAMA                                 
  COMMUNICATION NETWORKS                  
  COMPUTERS                               
  CONSOLES                                
  GROUND BASED CONTROL                    
  HUBBLE SPACE TELESCOPE                  
  MARSHALL SPACE FLIGHT CENTER            
  PERSONNEL                               
  SIMULATION                              
  STS-31                                  
  

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