Hubble Space Telescope
21 Sep 2009



The Hubble Space Telescope was the first mission in NASA's Great Observatories program. It was a 2.4m telescope that observed visible, near-ultraviolet and near-infrared light.

Astronauts Steven L. Smith, and John M. Grunsfeld repairing the Hubble Space Telescope.

​​Astronauts repairing the Hubble Space Telescope​

Credit: NASA/ESA
RAL Space Involvement

Software and observation


Main Objectives
Seeking answers to fundamental questions about the universe.

Launch Date
25 Apr 1990

NASA, ESA, Dominion Astrophysical Observatory, University of Colorado​, University of Arizona, University of Texas, University of Wisconsin, University of California, Johns Hopkins University, Applied Research Corporation, University of Washington, Martin-Marietta Aerospace, Space Telescope Science Institute, Cornell University, University of Maryland, Princeton University, Kitt Peak National Observatory, California Institute of Technology, Lowell Observatory, US Naval Observatory, Space Telescope Science Institute, Royal Greenwich Observatory, European Space Telescope Coordinating Facility, Instituto di Astronomia, CNRS, University of Cambridge, and more

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