Space Shuttle Atlantis / OV-104
STS-125

Space Shuttle Atlantis / OV-104 | STS-125

United Space Alliance launch of a Space Shuttle Atlantis OV-104 Rocket

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United Space Alliance was scheduled to launch a Space Shuttle Atlantis OV-104 rocket as part of the STS-125 mission. The launch window for the Astrophysics mission was on Mon, May 11th, 2009, 2:01 PM EDT from Launch Complex 39A, Kennedy Space Center, FL. The status of the launch was Success. Don’t miss this exciting rocket launch! Watch the launch video of the Space Shuttle Atlantis OV-104 and experience the excitement for yourself.

Mission

STS-125

STS-125, or HST-SM4 (Hubble Space Telescope Servicing Mission 4), was the fifth and final space shuttle mission to the Hubble Space Telescope (HST). Space Shuttle Atlantis carried two new instruments to the Hubble Space Telescope, the Cosmic Origins Spectrograph and the Wide Field Camera 3. The mission also replaced a Fine Guidance Sensor, six gyroscopes, and two battery unit modules to allow the telescope to continue to function at least through 2014. The crew also installed new thermal blanket insulating panels to provide improved thermal protection, and a soft-capture mechanism that would aid in the safe de-orbiting of the telescope by an unmanned spacecraft at the end of its operational lifespan.

Location

Launch Pad Compass (Beta)

Launch Complex 39A, Kennedy Space Center, FL

Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA

Rocket

Space Shuttle Atlantis OV-104

National Aeronautics and Space Administration
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