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Astronomers hopeful Hubble will make it to 30th anniversary

April 24, 2015

More than five years after a final shuttle servicing mission — and a quarter of a century since its launch in April 1990 — the Hubble Space Telescope is operating in near flawless fashion, and engineers are optimistic the observatory will remain on the forefront of astronomy at least through 2020.

High-flying tune-ups gave us the Hubble generation

April 24, 2015

You can thank thousands of thinkers — unafraid to get their hands dirty — for the steady diet of discoveries and jaw-dropping vistas produced by the Hubble Space Telescope over the last quarter-century.

Live coverage: Two satellites lift off aboard Ariane 5

April 24, 2015

A Norwegian communications satellite designed to connect far-flung clients and a Franco-Italian military spacecraft blasted off Sunday aboard an Ariane 5 rocket from French Guiana. Liftoff from the tropical spaceport occurred at 2000 GMT (4 p.m. EDT).

Ariane 5 in position for dual-satellite launch

April 23, 2015

Rolling out for its first liftoff of the year, an Ariane 5 rocket journeyed out of a launcher assembly building Thursday and rode railroad tracks to its launch pad in French Guiana with two European communications satellites.

Fixing Hubble’s blurry vision

April 23, 2015

The second report in our series marking the 25th anniversary of the Hubble Space Telescope’s launch looks at the observatory’s flawed mirror and the Herculean effort to fix it.

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