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The canister with space shuttle Atlantis Hubble Space Telescope payload inside makes its way to the Canister Rotation Facility.

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On NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, the canister with space shuttle Atlantis’ Hubble Space Telescope payload inside makes its way to the Canister Rotation Facility. The payload comprises four carriers holding various equipment for the mission. After rotation to horizontal, the canister will be transported back to Kennedy’s Payload Hazardous Servicing Facility where the hardware will be stored until a new target launch date can be set for Atlantis’ STS-125 mission in 2009. Atlantis’ October target launch date was delayed after a device on board Hubble used in the storage and transmission of science data to Earth shut down on Sept. 27. Replacing the broken device will be added to Atlantis’ servicing mission to the telescope Photo credit: NASA/Tim Jacobs

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  • Title: The canister with space shuttle Atlantis Hubble Space Telescope payload inside makes its way to the Canister Rotation Facility.
  • Location: Kennedy Space Center, FL
  • Owner: KSC
  • Album: cbabir
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