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Distance from Earth to the Hubble Telescope

The Hubble Space Telescope is a spacecraft that orbits the Earth at an altitude of about 535 kilometers (332 miles) above the surface of the Earth.

At this distance, the Hubble Space Telescope is considered to be in low Earth orbit.

To give you a sense of scale, the Hubble Space Telescope is of length of a school bus, weighs almost as much as 2 adult elephants and orbits the Earth about once every 97 minutes, traveling at a speed of about 27,000 km/h (17,000 mph). This means that it takes about 97 minutes for the Hubble Space Telescope to complete one orbit around the Earth and return to its starting point.

Hubble Space Telescope

It is also worth noting that the distance between the Earth and the Hubble telescope can be measured in a variety of units, including kilometers, miles, and AU. The value will depend on the unit of measurement used, information of which can be found in the Distance units in space section of