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Center Of Curvature Optical Assembly (COCOA) Readies for Cryogenic Test

The Center Of Curvature Optical Assembly (COCOA) will allow the program to verify the optical performance of the 21.3-foot (6.5-meter) primary mirror at its 40 degrees Kelvin (-233 Celsius) operating temperature. The COCOA contains mechanical and optical instruments that allow the test team to identify, align and test the 18-segments from outside the vacuum chamber.


Michael McClare (HTSI): Lead Animator
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Michael McClare (HTSI): Interviewee
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Michael McClare (HTSI): Videographer
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NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center