Planetary Science with HST

John Trauger (JPL)

The Hubble Space Telescope provides a view of the solar system complementary to that available from robotic planetary probes and ground-based observatories. Over 3800 individual observations of solar system targets have been obtained with HST instruments since the 1993 servicing mission, and over 2600 exposures from WFPC2 alone. What have we accomplished with the HST in the past four years, and what can we anticipate in the next few years with newer instruments and a growing synergism with future missions to the planets? This is a survey of HST contributions to planetary science and solar system origins.