JWST's Spacecraft Element Returns to its Cleanroom after Successfully Thermal Vacuum Testing

  • Released Thursday, July 11th, 2019
  • Updated Wednesday, May 3rd, 2023 at 1:45PM

The James Webb Space Telescope's Spacecraft Element has successfully cleared it Thermal Vacuum Test at Northrop Grumman in Redondo Beach, CA. After completing it's testing, engineers moved the Spacecraft Element from the testing facility back into the cleanroom. A protective tent covers the spacecraft while it is being move to prevent it from getting contaminated. Once inside the cleanroom, engineers remove the tent cover.

The James Webb Space Telescope's Spacecraft Element has cleared its Thermal Vacuum tests at Northrop Grumman in Redondo Beach, CA. After completing it's testing, engineers moved the Spacecraft Element from the testing facility back into the cleanroom. While being transported, the Spacecraft Element is covered by a protective tent to prevent it from getting contaminated. Once inside the cleanroom, the tent is removed.



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