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SM3A: Hubble Released

SM3A: Hubble Released


Date: 25 December 1999
Satellite: Hubble
Depicts: Hubble right after release by Discovery
Copyright: NASA

The Hubble Space Telescope (HST) floats gracefully above the blue Earth after release from Discovery’s robot arm after a successful servicing mission. The event marks the fourth time in history that a Space Shuttle has released the great observatory. Those occasions were the initial release in 1990 and three subsequent servicing missions including STS-103 (SM3A).

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