The nightly hand-over between the planning shift and the orbit shift

Astronauts C. Michael Foale, left, and Claude Nicollier (on Space Shuttle Discovery's robotic arm) move one of Hubble's Fine Guidance Sensors.

The orbit shift works at night when the astronauts are working in space. The discussion is about the upcoming solar panel retraction manoeuvre. The situation is tense and concentration levels are high.

[3 March 2002 03:43 UT]


ESA 2002. Photo by Lars Lindberg Christensen

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