Elements of Webb: Kapton Ep06

  • Released Wednesday, December 15th, 2021
  • Updated Wednesday, May 3rd, 2023 at 1:43PM
  • ID: 14008

The Webb Telescope has a tennis court size sunshield made out of a thin material called Kapton. It shields the exposed mirrors and science instruments from the light and heat of the Sun, Earth and moon. How well can a material 1/1,000th of an inch think work? Find out on this Episode of Elements of Webb. #UnfoldTheUniverse


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NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center