Universe  ID: 12188

Webb Telescope ISIM structure Centrifuge Test

Webb Telescope's Integrated Science Instrument Module (ISIM) is tested on the very large centrifuge at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center - May 2011.

The centrifuge simulates the increased feeling of gravity's pull during a launch. For astronauts, that's normally a few minutes at two or three times the force of Earth's gravity, measured in Gs. Equipment carried in space shuttle cargo bays usually sees between 6 and 7 Gs because of vibration.

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Michael McClare (HTSI): Lead Videographer
Michael McClare (HTSI): Lead Producer
Michael McClare (HTSI): Lead Editor
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Missions:
Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope
James Webb Space Telescope - JWST

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Astrophysics B-Roll

Keywords:
SVS >> Centrifuge
SVS >> HDTV
SVS >> Simulation
SVS >> Spacecraft
SVS >> JWST
SVS >> Goddard Space Flight Center
SVS >> Testing
SVS >> Engineers
SVS >> Webb Telescope
SVS >> James Webb Space Telescope
NASA Science >> Universe