The Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI) is operated by the Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy (AURA) with the goal of helping humanity explore the universe with advanced space telescopes and ever-growing data archives. We have performed science operation for the Hubble Space Telescope since its launch in 1990 and we lead the science and mission operations for the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST), planned to launch in 2021. We will perform parts of the science operations for the Wide Field Infrared Survey Telescope (WFIRST) and we are partners on several other NASA missions. We host the Barbara A. Mikulski Archive for Space Telescopes (MAST) which curates and disseminates data from over 20 astronomical missions; and we bring science to the world through internationally recognized news, education, and public outreach programs. With the datasets hosted through the AWS Public Dataset Program we aim to allow the astronomical community to carry out research to lead to new scientific discoveries.
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The Hubble Space Telescope (HST) is one of the most productive scientific instruments ever created. This dataset contains calibrated and raw data for all of the currently active instruments on HST: ACS, COS, STIS and WFC3.
The Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) is a multi-year survey that will discover exoplanets in orbit around bright stars across the entire sky using high-precision photometry. The survey will also enable a wide variety of stellar astrophysics, solar system science, and extragalactic variability studies. More information about TESS is available at MAST and the TESS Science Support Center.
The Galaxy Evolution Explorer Satellite (GALEX) was a NASA mission led by the California Institute of Technology, whose primary goal was to investigates how star formation in galaxies evolved from the early Universe up to the present. GALEX used microchannel plate detectors to obtain direct images in the near-UV (NUV) and far-UV (FUV), and a grism to disperse light for low resolution spectroscopy. More information about GALEX is available at MAST
The K2 mission observed 100 square degrees for 80 days each across 20 different pointings along the ecliptic, collecting high-precision photometry for a selection of targets within each field. The mission began when the original Kepler mission ended due to loss of the second reaction wheel in 2011. More information about the K2 mission is available at MAST.
The Kepler mission observed the brightness of more than 180,000 stars near the Cygnus constellation at a 30 minute cadence for 4 years in order to find transiting exoplanets, study variable stars, and find eclipsing binaries. More information about the Kepler mission is available at MAST.