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Category: Spacecraft

Webb in the Northrop Grumman cleanroom

Spring has arrived, the flowers are blooming and so have the mirrors of NASA's James Webb Space Telescope. These three pictures help visually show how Webb’s iconic 21 foot 4-inch (6.5 meter) primary mirror has been built to fold to a much smaller size for takeoff.

Read more about Webb's recently successful mirror deployment test: go.nasa.gov/2Rq09P0

Credit:

NASA/Chris Gunn

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Id: weic2201a
Release date: 8 January 2022, 18:00
Related releases: weic2201
Size: 4000 x 2667 px


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