Universe  ID: 13498

The James Webb Space Telescope's Folding Mirrors

Performed in early March, this most recent test involved commanding the spacecraft's internal systems to fully extend, and latch Webb's iconic 21 feet 4 inch (6.5 meter) primary mirror into the same configuration it will have when in space.
Credits: NASA / Sophia Roberts

Credits

Sophia Roberts (AIMM): Producer
Sophia Roberts (AIMM): Videographer
Michael P. Menzel (AIMM): Videographer
Sophia Roberts (AIMM): Video Editor
Michael McClare (KBRwyle): Lead Videographer
Bailee DesRocher (USRA): Animator
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Mission:
James Webb Space Telescope - JWST

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