Behind the Scenes: Hubble Mission Control

Photographs by Rebecca Roth

September 14 – January 31

Opening (Virtual) Reception: October 1, 2020, 7pm

Artist Talk: TBD

Go behind the scenes at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, and into the mission operations of the Hubble Space Telescope. 

Goddard is home to the Hubble Space Telescope Operations Project, the team of technical managers and scientists who oversee all aspects of the Hubble mission. The Hubble operations team at Goddard is responsible for those functions of the mission that assure the health, safety, and performance of the spacecraft. 

Examples of the work performed by the operations team include commanding the spacecraft, monitoring and adjusting the spacecraft’s systems (power, thermal, data management, pointing control, etc.), developing flight software, upgrading the control center’s hardware and software, and maintaining the network and ground systems.

Hubble YouTube Playlist: