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For NASA Webb telescope engineers, COCOA this winter means precision testing
Engineers working on NASA's James Webb Space Telescope are bringing out the COCOA this winter, but it's not a warm beverage. View News Article (2011-12-16)

Space X-ray telescope arrives for tests at RAL
An X-ray telescope weighing half a tonne, due for launch on a Russian spacecraft in 1998, arrived at CLRC'­s Rutherford Appleton Laboratory today for thermal tests. With conditions in space so different from those on Earth (space is an icy-cold vacuum), it is vital to test any instrument before launch to make sure that it can work in a vacuum at temperatures of about -270?C. This will be... View News Article (1996-12-10)

NASA'S Webb Telescope Sunshield Preliminary Design Review Complete
The tennis court-sized sunshield built by Northrop Grumman for NASA's James Webb Space Telescope has completed its preliminary design review at the company's Space Technology facility. View News Article (2008-03-24)

Practice Makes Perfect With Webb Telescope Mirror Placement
NASA engineers and scientists have been making practice runs to ensure the placement of primary mirror segments on the James Webb Space Telescope go perfectly when the flight equipment is ready. View News Article (2013-03-20)

NASA'S Webb Telescope Team Completes Optical Milestone
Engineers working on NASA's James Webb Space Telescope met another milestone recently with they completed performance testing on the observatory's aft-optics subsystem at Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp's facilities in Boulder, Colo. Ball is the principal subcontractor to Northrop Grumman for the optical technology and lightweight mirror system. View News Article (2013-01-17)

NASA's Hubble: Galaxies, Comets, and Stars! Oh My!
Approaching the sun, Comet ISON floats against a seemingly infinite backdrop of numerous galaxies and a handful of foreground stars. The icy visitor, with its long gossamer tail, appears to be swimming like a tadpole through a deep pond of celestial wonders. View News Article (2013-07-26)

ESA Looks Further Back In Time
Europe's X- ray Multi Mirror (XMM) space telescope goes on show for the first time on Tuesday 10 February 1998. When it is launched in 1999 into an orbit 70,000 miles above the earth, XMM will search for cosmic x-rays from the intensely hot areas of our galaxy and beyond. Sources of these x-rays include black holes, the nucleii of quasars, vampire stars, white dwarfs and exploding stars. While... View News Article (1998-02-09)

New space telescope aims to seek out and record explosive gamma ray bursts.
A state of the art space telescope built by scientists at UCL will make its way to the Goddard Space Flight Centre in Maryland, USA on a mission to unravel the mysteries of the universes gamma rays. The telescope - called UVOT - will be one of three telescopes on a special NASA orbiting space observatory planned for launch in 2003. The observatory , called SWIFT, has been specially designed to... View News Article (2002-05-31)

NASA's largest space telescope mirror will see deeper into space
When scientists are looking into space, the more they can see, the easier it is to piece together the puzzle of the cosmos. The James Webb Space Telescope's mirror blanks have now been constructed. When polished and assembled, together they will form a mirror whose area is over seven times larger than the Hubble Telescope's mirror. View News Article (2007-02-07)

First Two Webb Telescope Flight Mirrors Delivered to NASA
The first two of the 18 primary mirrors to fly aboard NASA's James Webb Space Telescope arrived at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md.  View News Article (2012-09-25)

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