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James Webb Space Telescope emerging from Chamber A

James Webb Space Telescope emerging from Chamber A


Date: 30 November 2017
Satellite: Webb
Depicts: Optical Telescope element / Integrated Science instrument module (OTIS)
Location: NASA's Johnson Space Center, Houston, Texas
Copyright: NASA/Chris Gunn

The James Webb Space Telescope's optical telescope and integrated science instrument module (OTIS) was removed from Chamber A at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston on 1 December 2017. OTIS had completed about 100 days of cryogenic testing inside the huge thermal vacuum chamber. These tests were designed to ensure that the telescope functioned as expected in an extremely cold, airless environment that is comparable to conditions in deep space.

Last Update: 1 September 2019
15-Nov-2019 07:02 UT

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