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National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Goddard Space Flight Center

Astrophysics Science Division | Sciences and Exploration

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HST Animation Sequences

This animation will show how gyros on a satellite maintain stability. Initially, HST is gyrating in an exaggerated manner.......the Gyro spins up.......becomes stable and the telecsope follows suit till full stability is achieved. This will help to explain why Hubble's gyro system is integral to the accurate pointing which yields the stunning imagery HST provides.

HST Animation Sequence

Here we will zoom in from the the the the liquid filled the gyro internal structure to see a break in the wire that has been found to cause the gyro problems.

HST Animation Sequence

This animation shows how the latching system functions, and how thermal blanketing will be applied to the telescope during the upcoming servicing mission.

HST Animation Sequence


Animations by Chris Meaney and Angela Cheyynski