James Webb Telescope Fully Deploys Sunshield #SpaceSaturday
The James Webb Space Telescope has reached a milestone. All five layers of its sunshield have ben deployed. Here’s more from Phys.Org:
Because the telescope was too large to fit into a rocket’s nose cone in its operational configuration, it had to be transported folded, origami style. Unfurling is a complex and challenging task, the most daunting such deployment NASA has ever attempted.
“When I get asked what keeps you up the most at night, it’s the sunshield deployment,” Bill Ochs, project manager for Webb, told reporters ahead of the operation.
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