Webb Telescope Structure Unpackd and Positioned Vertically 8-26-2015

  • Released Friday, January 22nd, 2016
  • Updated Wednesday, May 3rd, 2023 at 1:48PM

The flight structure of NASA's James Webb Space Telescope is moved into a vertical position on a tiltable platform in the cleanroom at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland on August 26th 2015

The telescope structure includes the primary mirror backplane assembly; the main backplane support fixture; and the deployable tower structure that lifts the telescope off of the spacecraft. The three arms at the top come together into a ring where the secondary mirror will reside.



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