22-25 July 2021 Jodrell Bank Observatory

Hands-On Hubble

The Hubble Space Telescope’s original Solar Arrays were built in Europe and, after years of orbiting the earth, were returned for post-flight inspection following NASA’s servicing missions.  Come and see some of the engineering behind this iconic spacecraft and get up close to some real space history.  Europe’s space mechanisms experts from ESR Technology will be also be on hand to talk about the challenges of friction and wear in the space environment and how we ensure that the moving parts on spacecraft can boldly go where no oil can has gone before.

Image credit: NASA

Days

Friday 2017, Saturday 2017, Sunday 2017