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 This video is an animation that shows the Rigid Array Carrier, or RAC, which is a pallet affixed to Space Shuttle Columbia's cargo bay during STS-109, a Hubble Space Telescope Servicing Mission. The RAC holds the Near Infrared Camera and Multi-Object Spectrometer, or NICMOS, Cryocooler. It also holds the Aft Shroud Latch Repair Kit, the New Outer Blanket Layer Transporter and the Under Pallet Storage Assembly.
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 This video is an animation depicting the Flight Support System, or FSS, which is a special cradle in Space Shuttle Columbia's payload bay during STS-109. The Hubble Space Telescope will be latched to the FSS for the duration of the mission's servicing work. The FSS features a Berthing and Positioning System, or BAPS, that allows the crew to rotate and pivot the telescope while it is held in the cradle. The BAPS Support Post dampens vibrations. Also on the FSS is a Closed-Circuit Television Camera that will assist the crew in berthing the telescope.
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 This video is an animation showing the layout of the Multi-Use Lightweight Equipment Carrier, which is a pallet affixed to Space Shuttle Columbia's cargo bay during STS-109, a Hubble Space Telescope Servicing Mission. It holds the Electronic Support Module, the NICMOS Cooling System Radiator, the Small ORU Protective Enclosure and the Large ORU Protective Enclosure.
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 This video is an animation depicting Space Shuttle Columbia's STS-109 rendezvous, capture and berthing of the Hubble Space Telescope.
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 This video is an animation that shows the Hubble Space Telescope berthed in Space Shuttle Columbia's payload bay during STS-109. Hubble is shown berthed to the Flight Support System, which is used to rotate and tilt the telescope.
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 This video is an animation depicting the installation of new solar arrays on the Hubble Space Telescope during STS-109. A space walker on the end of Space Shuttle Columbia's robotic arm will pull the arrays from their carriers and install them onto attachment points on opposite sides of the telescope.
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 This video is an animation depicting the unberthing and release of the Hubble Space Telescope. STS-109 Mission Specialist Nancy Currie will use Space Shuttle Columbia's robotic arm to grab the telescope, move it away from the orbiter and release it.
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 This video is an animation depicting the Hubble Space Telescope solar array retraction during STS-109. The two sets of solar arrays will be rolled up, removed and stowed in Columbia's payload bay, and then two new sets of arrays will be installed on the orbiting telescope.
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 This video is an animation depicting the removal of the Hubble Space Telescope's old solar arrays during STS-109. They will be rolled up and stowed in Space Shuttle Columbia's payload bay, and then two new arrays will be installed on the orbiting telescope.
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 This video is an animation showing Mission Specialist Richard Linnehan removing one of the Hubble Space Telescope's old solar arrays and securing it in Space Shuttle Columbia's payload bay during the first EVA of STS-109.
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 This video is an animation showing Mission Specialists Richard Linnehan and John Grunsfeld installing a new solar array on the Hubble Space Telescope during the first EVA of STS-109. Linnehan carries the folded array while riding on Space Shuttle Columbia's robotic arm, and free-floating space walker John Grunsfeld assists with installation on the telescope.
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 This video is an animation depicting activities for STS-109's first EVA. For the latter part of the space walk, Mission Specialist John Grunsfeld is attached to Space Shuttle Columbia's robotic arm. He is shown replacing the Diode Box Assembly and installing the Diode Box Controller cross-strap harness. Mission Specialist Richard Linnehan works on the other side of the Hubble Space Telescope, positioning thermal blankets on Bays 5 and 10.
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 This video is an animation depicting activities for STS-109's third EVA, including the replacement of the Hubble Space Telescope's Power Control Unit in Bay 4 and installation of thermal protective covers for the Fixed Head Star Tracker. Mission Specialists John Grunsfeld and Richard Linnehan are the space walkers. While working on the Power Control Unit, Linnehan is riding on Space Shuttle Columbia's robotic arm, and the two astronauts switch places before installing the thermal covers.
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 This video is an animation depicting activities for STS-109's third EVA, including demating the Hubble Space Telescope's old Power Control Unit. Mission Specialist Richard Linnehan is on Space Shuttle Columbia's robotic arm for this procedure, and Mission Specialist John Grunsfeld is his space-walking crewmate.
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 This video is an animation showing space walkers Jim Newman and Michael Massimino installing the Advanced Camera for Surveys inside the Hubble Space Telescope during STS-109's fourth EVA. Newman rides on Space Shuttle Columbia's robotic arm while extracting the Faint Object Camera from the Hubble Space Telescope and temporarily attaching it to a pip pin on the orbiter's portside bulkhead. Massimino acts as a lookout, guiding Newman as he removes the phonebooth-sized instrument from the telescope.
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 This video is an animation showing Mission Specialists Jim Newman and Michael Massimino installing the Advanced Camera for Surveys inside the Hubble Space Telescope during STS-109's fourth EVA. Newman rides on Columbia's robotic arm while extracting the instrument package from the Second Axial Carrier, then inserts it into the telescope through an access door.
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 This video is an animation depicting the locations of several objects in Space Shuttle Columbia's cargo bay during STS-109, a Hubble Space Telescope Servicing Mission. They include the Rigid Array Carrier, the Second Axial Carrier, the Flight Support System, the Multi-Use Lightweight Equipment Carrier and the Remote Manipulator System.
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 This video is an animation that shows the Rigid Array Carrier, or RAC, which is a pallet affixed to Space Shuttle Columbia's cargo bay during STS-109, a Hubble Space Telescope Servicing Mission. The RAC carries a pair of folded solar arrays that are to be installed on Hubble during a space walk.
MPEG Video Format (1.6 M)
 This video is an animation of STS-109's fourth EVA, in which Mission Specialists Jim Newman and Michael Massimino remove the Hubble Space Telescope's old Faint Object Camera from its temporary stowage on Space Shuttle Columbia's bulkhead. Newman, on the robotic arm, grapples the instrument, and Massimino helps to guide it into the Second Axial Carrier in the payload bay. For the last task of the fourth EVA, Mission Specialist Michael Massimino is on Space Shuttle Columbia's robotic arm, and Mission Specialist Jim Newman is the free-floating space walker. Newman retrieves the Electronic Support Module, and Massimino helps him to install it on the Hubble Space Telescope.
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 This video is an animation that shows the Rigid Array Carrier, or RAC, which is a pallet affixed to Space Shuttle Columbia's cargo bay during STS-109, a Hubble Space Telescope Servicing Mission. In addition to two folded solar arrays, shown in blue, the RAC contains two Diode Box Assemblies that will be installed on Hubble during a space walk. The video also shows the configuration of the Second Axial Carrier, or SAC, another pallet in the orbiter's cargo bay. The SAC holds the Advanced Camera for Surveys, which is a new Hubble instrument, and a replacement Power Control Unit. Both items will be installed on the telescope by space walkers.
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 This video is an animation showing the tasks involved in STS-109's fifth EVA. Mission Specialist Richard Linnehan, attached to Space Shuttle Columbia's robotic arm, first installs the NICMOS Cryocooler inside the Hubble Space Telescope. Then, Linnehan and Mission Specialist John Grunsfeld install a radiator and a conduit line.
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