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NASA's Webb Telescope team prepares for earsplitting acoustic test
Inside NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., the James Webb Space Telescope team completed the environmental portion of vibration testing and prepared for the acoustic test on the telescope. (2017-02-24)
James Webb Space Telescope mirror halfway complete
Inside NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center's massive clean room in Greenbelt, Maryland, the ninth flight mirror was installed onto the telescope structure with a robotic arm. (2015-12-28)
James Webb Space Telescope 'wings' successfully deployed
Recently inside the clean room at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., engineers successfully completed two deployments for the James Webb Space Telescope's 'wings' or side portions of the backplane structure that fold up. (2015-11-16)
NASA pondering a future grapple on the James Webb Space Telescope
When it launches in 2013 the James Webb Space Telescope will settle in an orbit roughly one million miles from the Earth. (2007-05-31)
NASA's Webb telescope gets freezing summertime lodging in Houston
NASA's James Webb Space Telescope was placed in Johnson Space Center's historic Chamber A on June 20, 2017, to prepare for its final three months of testing in a cryogenic vacuum that mimics temperatures in space. (2017-06-22)
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. (2011-12-15)
The secrets of NASA's Webb Telescope's 'deployable tower assembly'
Building a space telescope to see the light from the earliest stars of our universe is a pretty complex task. (2015-09-09)
James Webb Space Telescope's golden mirror unveiled
NASA engineers recently unveiled the giant golden mirror of NASA's James Webb Space Telescope as part of the integration and testing of the infrared telescope. (2016-04-27)
NASA's Webb Telescope ghostly 'lights out' inspection
The technicians who are inspecting the telescope and its expansive golden mirrors look like ghostly wraiths in this image as they conduct a 'lights out inspection' in the Spacecraft Systems Development and Integration Facility (SSDIF) at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md. (2017-03-15)
NASA's Webb Telescope flight backplane section completed
The center section of the backplane structure that will fly on NASA's James Webb Space Telescope has been completed, marking an important milestone in the telescope's hardware development. (2012-04-24)
Construction begins on the James Webb Space Telescope's guidance sensor and imager
The Canadian Space Agency has awarded a $39 million contract to COM DEV International Ltd. to build two important instruments on NASA's James Webb Space Telescope. (2007-06-13)
James Webb Space Telescope marks successful completion
A preliminary design review has concluded and verified the integrated performance of all subsystems in the Optical Telescope Element on NASA's James Webb Space Telescope. (2007-12-03)
NASA Webb Telescope mirrors installed with robotic arm precision
Inside a massive clean room at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland the James Webb Space Telescope team is steadily installing the largest space telescope mirror ever. (2016-01-27)
NASA's Webb Telescope mirror tripod in action
Setting up NASA's James Webb Space Telescope's secondary mirror in space will require special arms that resemble a tripod. (2014-11-25)
NASA's James Webb space telescope completes acoustic and vibration tests
At NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland the James Webb Space Telescope team completed the acoustic and vibration portions of environmental testing on the telescope. (2017-03-28)
NASA's Webb telescope's systems engineering evolves
As the James Webb Space Telescope enters its next critical phase of development NASA and Northrop Grumman Corporation have forged an integrated, consolidated and (2010-10-18)
New guest at ESA's test center: The Herschel telescope
ESA's test center is buzzing with activity and anticipation as it welcomes its latest guest. (2008-02-08)
NASA's James Webb Space Telescope completes first round of cryogenic mirror test
The first six of 18 segments that will form NASA's James Webb Space Telescope's primary mirror for space observations completed final cryogenic testing this week. (2011-06-17)
Hubble watches super star create holiday light show
This festive NASA Hubble Space Telescope image resembles a holiday wreath made of sparkling lights. (2013-12-17)
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. (2013-03-19)
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. (2007-02-07)
NASA's James Webb Space Telescope secondary mirror installed
The sole secondary mirror that will fly aboard NASA's James Webb Space Telescope was installed onto the telescope at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, on March 3, 2016. (2016-03-07)
Science instruments of NASA's James Webb Space Telescope successfully installed
With surgical precision, two dozen engineers and technicians successfully installed the package of science instruments of the James Webb Space Telescope into the telescope structure. (2016-05-24)
James Webb Space Telescope backplane arrives at NASA Goddard for mirror assembly
One of the most crucial pieces of the James Webb Space Telescope, the flight backplane, arrived on Aug. (2015-08-26)
NASA's Webb Telescope science instruments begin final super cold test
An engineering team lifted and lowered the heart of NASA's James Webb Space Telescope into the giant thermal vacuum chamber at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland. (2015-10-28)
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. (2008-03-20)
NASA's James Webb Space Telescope unfolds by animation
Although engineers, scientists and manufacturers are still in the process of building all of the instruments that will fly aboard NASA's James Webb Space Telescope, they had to figure out long ago, how it was going to (2009-05-13)
NASA's Webb sunshield gives an 'open wide' for inspection
The sunshield on NASA's James Webb Space Telescope is the largest part of the observatory -- five layers of thin, silvery membrane that must unfurl reliably in space. (2015-08-12)
Lonely galaxy lost in space
Hubble saw this galaxy, known as NGC 6503 in a lonely position, at the edge of a strangely empty patch of space called the Local Void. (2015-06-10)
NASA gives the Webb Telescope a shakedown
Scientists and engineers had many challenges in designing the components of NASA's James Webb Space Telescope and then had to custom design and build ways to test it. (2017-02-13)
NASA helps space telescope camera 'squint' for a better view of galaxies
NASA engineers and scientists have created something that will give better information about far away galaxies. (2007-01-24)
Two kinds of Webb telescope mirrors arrive at NASA Goddard
It takes two unique types of mirrors working together to see farther back in time and space than ever before, and engineers at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center have just received one of each type. (2011-04-13)
James Webb space telescope's actual 'spine' now being built
Scientists and engineers who have been working on the James Webb Space Telescope mission for years are getting very excited, because some of the actual pieces that will fly aboard the Webb telescope are now being built. (2009-02-09)
First 2 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. (2012-09-24)
Assembly stand completed for NASA's Webb Telescope flight optics
The cleanroom at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., has received a giant structural steel frame that will be used to assemble the mirrors and instruments of the James Webb Space Telescope. (2011-11-17)
Customized telemetry system for the James Webb Space Telescope successful
Once it launches in 2013, the James Webb Space Telescope will be able to communicate with the Earth thanks to a customized and modified (2007-11-15)
Hubble monitors supernova in nearby galaxy M82
This is a Hubble Space Telescope composite image of a supernova explosion designated SN 2014J in the galaxy M82. (2014-02-26)
Model of NASA'S Webb Telescope visits Ireland
Ireland got its first look at the tennis court-sized James Webb Space Telescope Model during its visit to Dublin, Ireland in June. (2007-06-21)
Cryogenic testing completed for NASA's WEBB Telescope mirrors
Cryogenic testing is complete for the final six primary mirror segments and a secondary mirror that will fly on NASA's James Webb Space Telescope. (2011-12-21)
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