Description This is a high detailed model of Hubble Space Telescope which is parented and pivoted for animation purposes. Texture Color texture map, bump texture map and mask texture map is also included. A photoshop file as a texture extra to edit some textures that can be downloaded. History The Hubble is the only telescope ever designed to be serviced in space by astronauts. To date, there have been four servicing missions. Servicing Mission 1 took place in December 1993 when Hubble's imaging flaw was corrected. Servicing missions 2, 3A, and 3B repaired various sub-systems and replaced many of the observing instruments with more modern and capable versions. However, following the 2003 Columbia Space Shuttle disaster, the fifth servicing mission was canceled on safety grounds. After spirited public discussion, NASA reconsidered this decision, and administrator Mike Griffin gave the green light for one final Hubble servicing mission. This was planned for October 2008, but in September 2008, another key component failed. The servicing mission has been postponed until May 2009 to allow this unit to be replaced as well.
Date added: Aug 06, 2015
Last update: Nov 05, 2015
Product id: 55c3592fccff75b0688b4673