The James Webb Space Telescope's Folding Mirrors

  • Released Tuesday, March 31, 2020

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


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