The Hubble Space Telescope was launched by the shuttle Discovery (STS-31) on 24 April 1990 at 12:33:51 UTC.
Hubble was released by the Shuttle's robotic arm 26 April at 19:38 UT.
The Space Shuttle Discovery on the way to the skies with Hubble as payload.
Hubble has just been released by the Shuttle's robotic arm and is slowly drifting away.
Last Update: 1 September 2019