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Hubble Space Telescope first servicing mission and observatory recommissioning
Author(s): Peg Stanley
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Paper Abstract

HST is unique among NASA missions in the level of preparation that has been performed for on-orbit servicing. Planning and training for HST servicing has been an important element HST development leading to an observatory that is uniquely designed with servicing in mind. An overview of the components of the first Servicing Mission are described along with a walkthrough of several of the planned extravehicular activities (EVAs) including replacing solar arrays, swapping out the WF/PC and HSP for WFPC2 and COSTAR, replacing the gyros and installing the GHRS repair kit. An integral part of preparing for HST's first servicing mission is determining how to recommission the observatory for science operations. The recommissioning period is referred to as the Servicing Mission Observatory Verification (SMOV) program and is a composite of the HST deployment Orbital Verification (OV) and Science Verification (SV) programs. We will examine how the lessons learned from the deployment commissioning have been addressed in development of the SMOV plans.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 November 1993
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 1945, Space Astronomical Telescopes and Instruments II, (1 November 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.158757
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Peg Stanley, Space Telescope Science Institute (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1945:
Space Astronomical Telescopes and Instruments II
Pierre Y. Bely; James B. Breckinridge, Editor(s)

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