Robert O'Dell Papers

Title

Robert O'Dell Papers

Description

The Robert O'Dell Papers contain information on the development of the first space-based telescope, the Hubble Space Telescope, including the Space Telescope Science Working Group Minutes 1982-1987. The papers also include some information on the launch of Apollo 11 - the first moon landing - and correspondence 1965-2005.

Identifier

MSS0732

Items in the Robert O'Dell Papers Collection

Hubble Space Telescope Data Flow, from within ''Designing an Observatory for Maintenance in Orbit The Hubble Space Telescope Experience'
In addition to transmitting images down to Earth, Hubble also transmits system reports which enable engineers to identify faults which can be corrected with orbital servicing missions. Multiple satellites are needed to bounce Hubble’s…

Hubble Space Telescope Image of Jupiter, from within 'Designing an Observatory for Maintenance in Orbit The Hubble Space Telescope Experience'
Space based telescopes revolutionized the study of astronomy. The first such telescope, the Hubble Space Telescope, dramatically improved the image resolution of land based telescopes. This image shows a land based telescope photo of Jupiter (black…

Briefing: Active Primary Mirror System for Spaceborne Telescope
Segmented mirrors, used in an array configuration, are used in large telescopes in place of a single curved mirror. The smaller sizes of these mirrors make them easier to transport, install and maintain than traditional single-mirror telescopes.