Universe  ID: 11765

JWST Backplane Arrives at Goddard Time Lapse

Time lapse of James Webb Space Telescope's Pathfinder mirror backplane arriving at Goddard Space Flight Center for critical assembly testing. Webb's backplane is the large structure which holds and supports the big hexagonal mirrors of the telescope. The backplane has an important job as it must support the weight of the 21-foot (6.5 m) diameter mirror, but it also will be carrying 5300 lbs (2400 kg) of telescope optics and instruments.

Credits

Michael McClare (HTSI): Producer
Michael McClare (HTSI): Video Editor
Christopher Gunn (USRA): Lead Videographer
Swarupa Nune (InuTeq): Project Support
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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 >> JWST
SVS >> Universe
SVS >> Testing
SVS >> Cleanroom
SVS >> Webb Telescope
SVS >> James Webb Space Telescope
NASA Science >> Universe
SVS >> Time Lapse
SVS >> Engineering