SM4 astronauts get familiar with the replacement Science Instrument Command & Data Handler (SIC&DH) unit, which will be installed on Hubble during Servicing Mission 4 in May.
The Hubble would not be able to do what it does without the help of a small group of dedicated engineers and technicians at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center.
To prepare for Servicing Mission 4, new Hubble components must endure harsh tests at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center.
Before new Hubble components are ready for launch and installation, they must spend time in a clean room at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center.
Astronauts will install two new Hubble instruments during the final shuttle servicing mission targeted for 2009.
A team at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center designs and builds the special tools and aids astronauts need when they service the Hubble Space Telescope.
Ever wonder how NASA astronauts prepare for Hubble Space Telescope servicing missions?
One of Servicing Mission 4's many objectives is the refurbishment of Hubble's outer thermal blankets.