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The history and promise of the Hubble Space Telescope

Albert Boggess and David S. Leckrone

The Hubble Space Telescope (HST) is now ready to be bundled on the Space Shuttle Discovery. Preparations are being made to deploy it into a circular orbit 610 km above the Earth's surface, where it will begin its duties as the world's premier optical astronomical observatory.

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The history and promise of the Hubble Space Telescope

Albert Boggess and David S. Leckrone

The Hubble Space Telescope (HST) is now ready to be bundled on the Space Shuttle Discovery. Preparations are being made to deploy it into a circular orbit 610 km above the Earth's surface, where it will begin its duties as the world's premier optical astronomical observatory.

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Publish Date: 01 March 1990


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