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NASA Webb Telescope Completes Deployments as Primary Mirror Unfolds to Unveil Universe 1st Light

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM CAPE CANAVERAL, FL – NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) has at last fully unfurled from its origami like prelaunch state after engineers successfully completed the last major deployment Saturday, Jan. 8, and swung open the last of two three segment side wings to wholly unfold and lock in place its 21-foot (6.5 m) gold-coated primary

NASA Webb Telescope Successfully Deploys Secondary Mirror

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM CAPE CANAVERAL, FL – In another major milestone NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope (JWST), the tripod assembly holding the observatory’s secondary mirror successfully unfolded and latched to deploy the 2.4-foot (0.74-meter) mirror into place – which is essential for reflecting light from the distant Universe gathered by the primary mirror into the powerful science instruments so

James Webb Space Telescope Completes Risky Deployment of Massive Sunshield

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM CAPE CANAVERAL, FL – Mission controllers with NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) have successfully completed the deployment, separation and tensioning of the observatory’s massive five-layered sunshield to pull them completely taut into final operational position on Tuesday, Jan. 4 – which is considered as the most riskiest of actions of the telescopes entire month-long extremely

James Webb Space Telescope Successfully Unfurls Massive Sunshield in Major Milestone

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM CAPE CANAVERAL, FL – Mission controllers with NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) have successfully commanded the full unfurling of the massive 5 layered sunshield on New Year’s Eve Friday evening. Dec. 31 – thereby accomplishing one of the most nail-biting operations of the entire high-stakes month long deployment sequence at a distance of some 400,000

Webb Telescope Starts High Stakes Sunshield Deployment Phase

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM CAPE CANAVERAL, FL – Mission controllers with NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) have successfully started the high stakes sunshield deployment phase of the mammoth observatory which is critical to cooling the probe to the utterly cold operating temperatures required so it can detect infrared light for which it was designed in order to carry out