The NIRSpec Instrument is Prepped for Micro-Shutter Array and Focal Plane Assembly Replacement

  • Released Monday, July 20th, 2015
  • Updated Wednesday, May 3rd, 2023 at 1:49PM
  • ID: 11962

Engineers from Airbus and the European Space Agency (ESA) work inside NASA Goddard Space Flight Center’s large clean room to remove the cover on Webb Telescope’s Near InfraRed Spectrometer (NIRSpec) instrument in preparation for the replacement of the Micro Shutter Array (MSA) and the Focal Plane Assembly (FPA)


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NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, ESA


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