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Cryocooler for MIRI

Cryocooler for MIRI

Date: 14 April 2010
Satellite: JWST
Depicts: Cooling system
Copyright: Northrop Grumman

The JWST MIRI instrument will be cooled by a unique cryocooler system (shown here), which provides cooling remotely: the cold head is close to the MIRI detectors which are located approximately 20 metres from the cryocooler compressor and electronics. The cryocooler is developed by Northrop Grumman Space Technology (NGST) under contract to JPL.
Last Update: 1 September 2019
15-Jul-2024 11:49 UT

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