Hubble Operations – Ground Station Test

Communications engineer Steve Sands talks with members of the flight operations team on April 11, 2019, in the Mission Operations Room. This room is the only place where commands can be sent to the Hubble Space Telescope. Commands and data are transmitted to and from Hubble through communication satellites; however, ground stations are used for contingency purposes. On this day, a test was conducted with one of those ground stations at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia.

Credits: NASA Goddard / Rebecca Roth