Webb in the Northrop Grumman cleanroom
With the conclusion of the year just days away, we are excited to announce #NASAWebb has cleared one of its most important testing milestones to date. Webb’s 5-layer sunshield has been successfully deployed and tensioned into the same configuration it will have once in space!
Read more here: go.nasa.gov/2KAESkU
Webb is now in its final series of deployment and checkout tests before the observatory is packed for shipment to French Guiana for launch aboard an @ArianeGroup Ariane V rocket. These tests will verify that Webb will deploy perfectly in space after its launch.Credit:
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