Shuttle Atlantis it is successful pristykovalsja to a space telescope « Hubble »
Shuttle Atlantis it is successful pristykovalsja to a space telescope “ Hubble “ which should be repaired, the representative of National space agency (NASA) has informed.
Onboard the spaceship seven astronauts under the direction of the captain, skilled astronaut Scott Altman.
They should leave five times in a free space to mount on a telescope two new devices, to establish chambers, accumulators, the stabilisation equipment and to repair spektrograf and more one broken device.
After that a telescope “ Hubble “ can work, at least, till 2014, passes RIA “ News “.
the Space telescope “ Hubble “ has been put into orbit in 1990. It is the joint project of NASA and the European space agency.
the Space telescope moves with speed of 8 kilometres per second at height to 565 km from the Earth. It makes a full coil around our planet of all for 97 minutes. In the sizes the telescope - is less than bus.
Its help to a science is invaluable. Giving thanks “ to Hubble “ have been opened “ black holes “ in the centres of many galaxies, the data about the size and age of the Universe is obtained.
In 2010 in space will start new telescope James Webb Space Telescope (JWST).
It will be more modern, powerful and a large telescope. It will deduce into very far orbit - on 1,5 million in km from the Earth.