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Preparations Continue for the May Mission to Hubble
03.27.09
 


Goddard engineer Steve Leete performs a mechanical fit-check of a contingency tool on the replacement Science Instrument Control and Data Handling (SIC&DH) unit
Image Above: Goddard engineer Steve Leete performs a mechanical fit-check of a contingency tool on the replacement Science Instrument Control and Data Handling (SI C&DH) unit in Goddard’s large clean room. The SI C&DH passed it final functional test and will be transported to Kennedy Space Center on March 29. Once it arrives, it will be integrated onto the Multi-Use Logistics Equipment (MULE) Shuttle Carrier where it will ride to orbit on the Space Shuttle Atlantis.    Image Credit: NASA/Eric Foster      > View larger image



Goddard engineers re-install the Cosmic Origins Spectrograph instrument into its Shuttle carrier at the Payload Hazardous Systems Facility at Kennedy Space Center.
Image Above: Goddard engineers re-install the Cosmic Origins Spectrograph instrument into its Shuttle carrier at the Payload Hazardous Systems Facility at Kennedy Space Center. The SM4 flight hardware is being prepared to re-enter the Shuttle launch flow in preparation for a May 12 launch.nbsp;  Image Credit: NASA     > View larger image