Hubble Archive - Servicing Mission 4, STS-125

  • Released Wednesday, April 3rd, 2019
  • Updated Wednesday, May 3rd, 2023 at 1:46PM

Hubble's fifth and final servicing mission, Servicing Mission 4, launched on May 11, 2009 on Space Shuttle Atlantis as part of the STS-125 mission.

During SM4, two new scientific instruments were installed – the Cosmic Origins Spectrograph (COS) and Wide Field Camera 3 (WFC3). Two failed instruments, the Space Telescope Imaging Spectrograph (STIS) and the Advanced Camera for Surveys (ACS), were brought back to life by the first ever on-orbit repairs. With these efforts, Hubble has been brought to the apex of its scientific capabilities. To prolong Hubble's life, new batteries, new gyroscopes, a new science computer, a refurbished fine guidance sensor and new insulation on three electronics bays were also installed over the 12-day mission with five spacewalks.

HST SM4 Footage Resource Reel 1 v1.0

Goddard Libary number: G2007-046HD

Hubble Servicing Mission 4 was in May, 2009.

00:22 - Servicing Mission 4 animation

02:17 - SM4 Change-out Animation (Battery replacement, Wide Field Camera 3 replaces Wide Field Camera 2, Gyro replacement, COS replaces COSTAR, STIS Thermal Interface Kit (STIK) installed, Fine Guidance Sensor, Soft Capture Mechanism)

03:20 - Wide Field Camera 3 activities in NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Cleanroom

07:57 - Cosmic Originis Spectograph activities in NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Cleanroom

15:27 - Battery activities at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

17:29 - Wide-field Scientific Instrument Protective Enclosure centrifuge tests at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. The WSIPE is the flight hardware enclosure for the Wide Field Camera 3.

19:56 - The Super Lightweight Interchangeable Carrier undergoes stress testing at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center.

23:41 - The HST SM4 crew work with engineers at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center as they train for their mission.

28:30 - The HST SM4 crew are introduced at a Georgetown vs West Virginia basketball game at the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C.

29:59 - Goddard engineers prepare HST tools and mock-ups for use in the NASA Johnson Space Center Neutral Buoyancy Lab in Houston.

46:11 - Before each training run in the NBL, the crew familiarizes themselves with the tools and mock-ups to be used during the training run.

50:19 - Astronauts descend into the NBL, get checked for neutral buoyancy, and are moved to the shuttle bay mock-up. They egress from the airlock and prepare equipment needed to work on Hubble.

HST SM4 Footage Resource Reel 2 v1.0

Goddard library number: G2007_046HD

00:18 - Astronauts training in the Neutral Buoyancy Lab egress from the airlock and prepare equipment needed to work on Hubble. They move toward the Hubble aft shroud and open its doors.

16:35 - Astronauts train in the Neutral Buoyancy Lab to repair the failed Space Telescope Imagine Spectrograph (STIS.)

34:05 - Astronauts train in the Neutral Buoyancy Lab to replace the Wide Field Planetary Camera 2 with the Wide Field Camera 3.

38:43 - Astronauts train in the Neutral Buoyancy Lab to replace the Corrective Optics Space Telescope Axial Replacement (COSTAR) with the new Cosmic Origins Spectograph (COS) instrument.

41:28 - Astronauts train in the Neutral Buoyancy Lab to replace Hubble's aging batteries.

46:24 - Astronauts train ni the Neutral Buoyancy Lab to put New Outer Blanket Layers on Hubble.

49:14 - Goddard engineers, crew, and mission operations personnel work and communicate with the astronauts in the Neutral Buoyancy Lab from the control center. The Remote Manipulator System (RMS) is controlled here.

52:33 - Astronauts ascend from the Neutral Buoyancy Lab and doff their suits, talk with engineers poolside, and later review the training run at the post-run meeting.

HST SM4 Resource Reel v2.0

Goddard library number: G2008-008HD

00:20 - Servicing Mission 4 animations

04:37 - A tour of the STS-125 Servicing Mission 4 carrier configuration in the cargo bay of Space Shuttle Atlantis.

05:39 - SM4 Change-out Animation (Battery replacement, WFPC2 replaced with WFC3, Rate Sensor Units replaced (contain 2 gyros each,) COSTAR replaced with COS, ACS repair, STIS repair, Fine Guidance Sensor replaced, Soft Capture Mechanism added

06:41 - Wide Field Camera 3 science animation

11:45 - Wide Field Camera 3 science animation: Redshift

12:14 - Cosmic Origins Spectograph science animation: "The Cosmic Web"

13:36 - NASA Administrator Michael Griffin's announcement on October 31, 2006 that Servicing Mission 4 was reinstated.

14:48 - Cosmic Origins Spectrograph activities at NASA Goddard

16:45 - Engineers assemble and test the Wide Field Camera 3 in the cleanroom at NASA Goddard

19:26 - Battery activities at NASA Goddard

20:24 - Super Lightweight Interchangeable Carrier (SLIC) activities at Goddard

22:06 - Goddard engineers train the astronaut crew

26:11 - Neutral Buoyancy Lab b-roll

38:33 - Astronauts training at Goddard to replace the Rate Sensor Units (RSUs)

39:44 - Astronauts and engineers working with the refurbished Fine Guidance Sensor (FGS)

40:19 - Soft Capture Mechanism

40:52 - Space Telescope Operations Control Center (STOCC) at Goddard

42:21 - Top Hubble Science Stories: Dark Energy

42:51 - Top Hubble Science Stories: Hubble's Ultra Deep Field

43:31 - Top Hubble Science Stories: Monster Black Holes Are Everywhere

44:06 - Top Hubble Science Stories: Image Montage

45:04 - Archival Film Highlights: Hubble in cleanroom, STS-31 crew arrival at KSC, HST in shuttle bay

46:56 - Archival Film Highlights: STS-31 HST Deployment

48:44 - Archival Film Highlights: Servicing Mission 1

52:49 - Archival Film Highlights: Servicing Mission 2

55:25 - Archival Film Highlights: Servicing Mission 3A

56:49 - Archival Film Highlights: Servicing Mission 3B

58:03 - SM4 Carrier packing and shipping to Kennedy Space Center

STS-125 Crew Training Resource Reel Part 1 (from the Johnson Space Center)

May 12, 2008

0:00:15 - Neutral Buoyancy Lab 1-G Walk Through with astronauts Grunsfeld, McArthur, Feustel, Good, Massimino, and Johnson, Feb 13, 2008

0:02:35 - Wide Field Camera 3 Activities, Aug 10, 2007

0:04:57 - Crew Activities at Goddard, Aug 10, 2007

0:08:04 - NBL Topside Activities, Grunsfeld and Feustel in the water, Dec 18, 2007

0:22:34 - NBL Topside Activities, Massimino and Good in the water, Dec 18, 2007

0:31:25 - NBL Underwater Activities, Grunsfeld, Feustel, Good, and Massimino, various dates

0:56:43 - T-38 Training, Altman, Grunsfeld, Good, Massimino, and Johnson, Apr 17, 2008

1:04:56 - T-38 Training, Altman and McArthur, Apr 22, 2008

1:09:49 - VR Lab Training, Mar 27, 2008

1:14:19 - RCS Repair Training, Feb 13, 2008

1:19:57 - Deorbit Training, Jan 30, 2008

1:24:07 - Food Tasting Lab, Jan 24, 2008

1:28:07 - SES Dome, Jan 28, 2008

STS-125 Crew Training Resource Reel Part 2 (from the Johnson Space Center)

Aug 28, 2008

00:22 - STS-125 Post Insertion Ops in FB Trainer, June 17, 2008

14:59 - Ames Research VMS Training, Apr 23, 2008

Last Mission to Hubble

An overview of plans for Hubble Servicing Mission 4 produced by Mike McClare in 2008.

http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/10346

Hubble Space Telescope Servicing Mission 4 is the last time humans will visit Hubble. NASA's scientists, engineers and astronauts are working together to make Hubble better than it has been before. See what NASA has planned for this last mission to Hubble; from new science instruments, to two challenging and never-done-before instrument repairs, and numerous upgrades.

NASA Resource Reel - Hubble 25th Anniversary - Highlights from STS-125 Hubble Servicing Mission 4

Launched May 11, 2009 on Space Shuttle Atlantis.

00:10 - Launch

01:25 - Opening the cargo bay

01:46 - Approaching Hubble

04:31 - EVA 1 (Grunsfeld and Feustel replace WFPC2 with WFC3)

06:09 - EVA 2 (Massimino and Good replace the gyroscope Rate Sensing Units)

07:05 - EVA 3 (Grunsfeld and Feustel replace COSTAR with COS, repair ACS)

08:47 - EVA 4 (Massimino and Good repair STIS)

09:37 - EVA 5 (Grunsfeld and Feustel install Fine Guidance Sensor 3 and New Outer Blanket Layers)

10:27 - Leaving Hubble

STS-125 Mission Highlights (Video replay from NASA TV)

04:05 - Launch

07:33 - Astronauts vlogging about their first couple days with Mike Massimino

11:22 - Orbital burn

11:49 - Approaching Hubble

15:16 - Megan McArthur and Scott Altman talk about grappling with Hubble

16:31 - EVA 1 (Grunsfeld and Feustel replace WFPC2 with WFC3)

24:08 - EVA 2 (Massimino and Good replace the gyroscope Rate Sensing Units)

29:56 - EVA 3 (Grunsfeld and Feustel replace COSTAR with COS, repair ACS)

37:14 - EVA 4 (Massimino and Good repair STIS)

43:13 - EVA 5 (Grunsfeld and Feustel install Fine Guidance Sensor 3 and New Outer Blanket Layers)

50:09 - Releasing Hubble

54:51 - Landing Space Shuttle Atlantis

STS-125 Flight Day Highlights 1-4, May 11-14, 2009

0:00:00 - Flight Day 1, May 11, 2009 (launch)

0:10:52 - Launch of Space Shuttle Atlantis

0:16:25 - Opening the shuttle cargo bay

0:22:55 - Scanning the shuttle underside

0:28:16 - Flight Day 2, May 12, 2009

0:52:18 - Flight Day 3, May 13, 2009

0:52:56 - Orbital burn

0:56:08 - Approaching Hubble

1:20:20 - Flight Day 4, May 14, 2009

1:22:48 - Prepping for EVA 1

1:26:28 - EVA 1 (Grunsfeld and Feustel replace WFPC2 with WFC3)

STS-125 Flight Day Highlights 5-8, May 15-18, 2009

0:00:00 - Flight Day 5, May 15, 2009

0:04:00 - EVA 2 (Massimino and Good replace the gyroscope Rate Sensing Units)

0:34:33 - Flight Day 6, May 16, 2009

0:41:51 - EVA 3 (Grunsfeld and Feustel replace COSTAR with COS, repair ACS)

1:12:10 - Flight Day 7, May 17, 2009

1:17:58 - EVA 4 (Massimino and Good repair STIS)

1:45:45 - Flight Day 8, May 18, 2009

1:48:02 - EVA 5 (Grunsfeld and Feustel install Fine Guidance Sensor 3 and New Outer Blanket Layers)

(the end of Flight Day 8 is cut off)

STS-125 Flight Day Highlights 9-11, May 19-21, 2009

0:00:00 - Flight Day 9, May 19, 2009

0:05:20 - Releasing Hubble

0:20:59 - Crew members talk about how the mission went and how they feel now that it's over, vlogging with Mike Massimino

0:36:01 - Flight Day 10, May 20, 2009

0:37:51 - Press interviews with the full crew

1:02:22 - Chatting and eating flying food, vlogging with Mike Massimino

1:15:26 - Flight Day 11, May 21, 2009

1:17:13 - Astronauts talk with Senator Barbara Mikulski

1:28:39 - More vlogging with Mike Massimino

1:31:46 - Mike Massimino and John Grunsfeld demonstrate rotation axes

1:37:59 - More press interviews

STS-125: Astronaut as Filmmaker videos

HD footage and interviews filmed by the astronauts on Hubble's Servicing Mission 4 in May, 2009.

00:17 - Launch

02:13 - First day in space

06:51 - Approach and grapple

11:47 - EVA prep

15:21 - Hubble repairs

21:25 - IMAX

23:28 - Hubble release

26:34 - Interviews

31:51 - Landing

STS-125 Post Flight Presentation: Un-Narrated

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Footage of Hubble Servicing Mission 4 collected to accompany a presentation by astronaut John Grunsfeld. Only small sections have audio.

00:33 - Space Shuttle Atlantis before launch

01:42 - Launch of Space Shuttle Atlantis, May 11, 2009

02:31 - Approaching Hubble

03:00 - Preparing for the first EVA

03:30 - EVA 1 (Grunsfeld and Feustel replace WFPC2 with WFC3)

05:31 - EVA 2 (Massimino and Good replace the gyroscope Rate Sensing Units)

07:17 - EVA 3 (Grunsfeld and Feustel replace COSTAR with COS, repair ACS)

09:30 - Astronauts eating and John Grunsfeld hanging like a bat while eating a tortilla

09:58 - Astronaut Gregory Johnson exercising

10:06 - Showing the Space Shuttle bathroom

10:24 - Looking in other parts of the Shuttle

11:22 - Massimino and Scott "Scooter" Altman in "Scooter's Corner," and other clips of astronaut vlogging

12:00 - EVA 4 (Massimino and Good repair STIS)

13:40 - EVA 5 (Grunsfeld and Feustel install Fine Guidance Sensor 3 and New Outer Blanket Layers)

14:42 - Grunsfeld pats Hubble goodbye

14:48 - Leaving Hubble

17:00 - More astronaut vlogging clips, demonstrating microgravity

17:35 - Preparing to land

18:17 - Landing

20:42 - Grunsfeld's farewell to Hubble

Keith Walyus describes his role in the Hubble SM4 spacewalks.

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Keith Walyus describes his role in the Hubble SM4 spacewalks.

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Keith Walyus describes his role in the Hubble SM4 spacewalks.

For complete transcript, click here.

Keith Walyus describes his role in the Hubble SM4 spacewalks.

For complete transcript, click here.

Keith Walyus describes his role in the Hubble SM4 spacewalks.

For complete transcript, click here.

Keith Walyus describes his role in the Hubble SM4 spacewalks.

For complete transcript, click here.

Keith Walyus describes his role in the Hubble SM4 spacewalks.

For complete transcript, click here.

Keith Walyus describes his role in the Hubble SM4 spacewalks.

For complete transcript, click here.

Keith Walyus describes his role in the Hubble SM4 spacewalks.

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