Universe  ID: 11767

JWST's Pathfinder Backplane Deployment Time Lapse

This time-lapse video by Northrop Grumman shows part of the pathfinder (test) backplane. Attached to this center section of the backplane are the secondary mirror booms. The telescope's secondary mirror will sit at the end of these booms. Because the telescope is folded for launch, the booms must deploy afterwards. This video shows one of the tests of the deployment of the booms.


Michael McClare (HTSI): Lead Producer
Swarupa Nune (InuTeq): Lead Project Support
Nasreen Alkhateeb (AIMM): Editor
Please give credit for this item to:
NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center
Northrop Grumman
Alex Evers