Universe  ID: 12214

JWST Secondary Mirror Deployment

The sole secondary mirror that will fly aboard NASA's James Webb Space Telescope was deployed at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, on March 8, 2016.

The Webb telescope uses many mirrors to direct incoming light into the telescope's instruments. The secondary mirror is called the secondary mirror because it is the second surface the light from the cosmos hits on its route into the telescope.

Credits

Michael McClare (HTSI):
Lead Producer
Cinematographer

Nasreen Alkhateeb (AIMM):
Cinematographer
Lead Editor

Michael P. Menzel (Genesis Engineering Solutions, Inc.):
Editor

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NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center

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Mission:
James Webb Space Telescope - JWST

This item is part of this series:
Astrophysics B-Roll

Keywords:
SVS >> HDTV
SVS >> Spacecraft
SVS >> JWST
SVS >> Goddard Space Flight Center
SVS >> Cleanroom
SVS >> Mirror
SVS >> James Webb Space Telescope
NASA Science >> Universe
SVS >> Optics
SVS >> Telescope