LOCKHEED / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY LOCKHEED / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
The completed Hubble Space Telescope (HST) at the Lockheed factory in March 1985, prior to installation of the scientific instruments, insulation blankets, antennae & solar arrays. The multipurpose optical telescope, which is due to be launched into Earth orbit by the space shuttle in 1988 or 1989, is 13.25 (43.5 feet) long & 4.25 metres (14 feet) in diameter at its widest point. The telescope will enable scientists to see seven times further into space than ever before, possibly to the edges of the visible universe.
Model release not required. Property release not required.