Hubble Space Telescope Operations Control Center (STOCC)

The focal point of all Hubble Space Telescope (HST) activities is the Space Telescope Operations Control Center (STOCC) at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md.

The HST Nerve Center

The STOCC truly is the nerve center for Hubble -- all commands to the space telescope are issued from the facility, and data gathered by the observatory arrive there first. The STOCC consists of six facilities: