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First European images of impact on Comet 9P/Tempel 1
These are the first pictures of the impact received by European observers of the Deep Impact encounter. (2005-07-04)

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. This marks the halfway completion point for the James Webb Space Telescope's segmented primary mirror. (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)

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. Rather, it's a way to check that the mirrors are perfectly shaped and will work in the frosty environment of space. (2011-12-15)

Australia and Germany strengthen technical links for SKA
CSIRO and its counterpart in Germany, the Max-Planck-Gesellschaft, have signed an agreement that will strengthen their cooperation over plans for the international Square Kilometre Array telescope. Australia and South Africa are both bidding to host the $2 billion Square Kilometre Array, which will be the world's largest and most powerful radio telescope. (2008-03-04)

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. The backplane will support the telescope's beryllium mirrors, instruments, thermal control systems and other hardware throughout its mission. (2012-04-24)

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. Although much of the attention goes to instruments and the giant mirrors on NASA's James Webb Space Telescope, there are other components that have big jobs to do and that required imagination, engineering, and innovation to become a reality. (2015-09-09)

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)

CSIRO 'hot rods' old telescope
CSIRO has helped transform the University of Sydney's radio telescope into a world-class instrument, and along the way has learned lessons for its own ASKAP (Australian SKA Pathfinder) telescope. (2010-10-20)

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. That distance is currently too far for any astronaut or any other existing NASA servicing capability to reach. Therefore, NASA is doing everything necessary to design and test the telescope on the ground using techniques that will ensure that it deploys and operates reliably in space. (2007-05-31)

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'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)

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-cam' captures engineers at work on Webb at Johnson Space Center
NASA's special (2017-05-30)

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. These tests are merely two of the many that spacecraft and instruments endure to ensure they are fit for spaceflight. (2017-03-28)

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)

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. Unlike other space telescope mirrors, this one must be pieced together from segments using a high-precision robotic arm. (2016-01-27)

VCU Medical Center first in Virginia to implant telescope for macular degeneration
Physicians at the Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center have become the first in Virginia to successfully implant a telescope in a patient's eye to treat macular degeneration. (2013-04-15)

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)

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. The gigantic telescope of ESA's space-based infrared observatory, Herschel, is being prepared to be assembled with its spacecraft in the next few weeks. (2008-02-08)

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)

Construction begins on Canada's largest radio telescope
Construction is now under way in Penticton, B.C., on Canada's largest radio telescope -- and the first research telescope to be built in the country in more than 30 years. (2013-01-24)

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)

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)

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)

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. 25, on schedule for Webb's 2018 launch date at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., for mirror assembly. The backplane is the 'spine' of the telescope, responsible for holding its 18 hexagonal mirrors and instruments steady while the telescope is looking into deep space. (2015-08-26)

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. (2007-02-07)

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. The Dublin Institute for Advance Studies is responsible for providing the filters and beam-splitters for one of the Webb Telescope's main science instruments. (2007-06-21)

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. NASA issued a video and photos showing the practice run in the giant clean room at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md. (2013-03-19)

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. One of the pieces, called the backplane, is like a (2009-02-09)

NIST telescope calibration may help explain mystery of universe's expansion
Is the expansion of the universe accelerating for some unknown reason? A telescope newly calibrated by scientists from NIST, Harvard University and the University of Hawaii, astrophysicists can be more certain of one day obtaining an accurate answer. (2011-01-06)

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. The package is the collection of cameras and spectrographs that will record the light collected by Webb's giant golden mirror. (2016-05-24)

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)

NASA's James Webb Space Telescope coming together over next 2 years
The year 2015 marked big progress on NASA's James Webb Space Telescope and there are still a number of large milestones before the next generation telescope is launched in 2018. Recently, all of the 18 segments of the Webb telescope primary mirror segments were installed on the observatory's backplane at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland. But that's just one component of the Webb. (2016-02-24)

NASA's Webb Telescope gets its wings
A massive backplane that will hold the primary mirror of NASA's James Webb Space Telescope nearly motionless while it peers into space is another step closer to completion with the recent assembly of the support structure's wings. (2013-03-15)

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)

The Subaru Telescope photographs the next target asteroid for Hayabusa2
On December 10, 2020 (Hawai?i Standard Time), the Subaru Telescope imaged the small asteroid 1998 KY26, the target of Hayabusa2's extended mission. The positional data for 1998 KY26 collected during the observations will be used to more accurately determine the orbital elements of this object. (2020-12-17)

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