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Hubble Space Telescope

(HST)
(observatory-satellite with 2.4 meter reflective telescope)

The Hubble Space Telescope (HST) is a NASA 2.4 meter reflector telescope in space. Instruments:

The PCS ("Pointing Control System") is made up of instruments of the following types:

The optical telescope assembly (OTS) is basically the telescope itself up to the instruments, including the mirrors, baffles and optical shields, locations for instruments, and the frame supporting these in place.

HST was launched in 1990, serviced and upgraded by astronauts (replacing instruments) a number of times, the final occasion in 2009. It remains in operation in 2020 with hopes of continuing, possibly as long as another decade. Initial instruments:

As launched, the optics were flawed and a system to compensate called COSTAR (Corrective Optics Space Telescope Axial Replacement) was developed and installed in 1993. COSTAR required an instrument bay and HSP was removed to provide that space. All HST's current instruments have a correcting mechanism built in and COSTAR was removed in 2009.


(telescope,reflector,spacecraft,NASA,visible light,infrared)
Further reading:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hubble_Space_Telescope
http://www.stsci.edu/hst
https://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/hubble/main/index.html
https://hubblesite.org/
https://www.spacetelescope.org/
PrefixExample  
HSTHST14176+5226 

Referenced by pages:
AEGIS
angular resolution
Cosmic Assembly Near-infrared Deep Extragalactic Legacy Survey (CANDELS)
Comet Galaxy
Cosmic Evolution Survey (COSMOS)
DEVILS
Extended Groth Strip (EGS)
Faint Infrared Grism Survey (FIGS)
field of view (FOV)
GOODS NICMOS Survey (GNS)
GOODS
grism
Guide Star Catalog (GSC)
Hubble Deep Field (HDF)
Hubble Deep Field South (HDF-S)
HRS
Hubble Ultra-Deep Field (HUDF)
imaging spectrometer
legacy survey
M87
magnitude
MAST
Medium Deep Survey (MDS)
MIGHTEE
monolithic mirror
moon
MOST
MUSCLES
NASA
Neptune
Orion Disks
PanCET
parallax
protoplanetary disk (PPD)
rare designator prefixes
Ritchey-Chrétien telescope (RCT)
reflector telescope
spectral resolution
STARSMOG
Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI)
Sagittarius Window Eclipsing Extrasolar Planet Search (SWEEPS)
3D-HST
three-mirror anastigmat
Terrestrial Planet Finder (TPF)
Ultimate Spitzer Phase Curve Survey (USPCS)
Ultraviolet Hubble Ultra-deep Field (UVUDF)
WFIRST

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