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NASA's Webb Telescope summertime deep-freeze continues

(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) NASA's James Webb Space Telescope began a nearly 100-day cryogenic test in a giant chamber in Texas in mid-July. Components of the Webb have previously endured similar tests to ensure they would function in the cold environment of space. Show More Summary

Sunshield Fully Integrated on NASA's James Webb Space Telescope

"This is a huge milestone for the Webb telescope as we prepare for launch," said Jim Flynn, Webb sunshield manager, Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems. "The groundbreaking tennis court sized sunshield will shield the optics from heat and assist in providing...        

Sunshield layers fully integrated on NASA's James Webb Space Telescope

(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) The five sunshield layers responsible for protecting the optics and instruments of NASA's James Webb Space Telescope are now fully installed.

'All Systems Go' for James Webb Telescope --"A Great Milestone for the Next Epoch in Space Exploration"

Set to be launched in 2018 from Kourou, French Guiana, the JWST will embark on a journey to unravel the universe’s mysteries, "from discovering the first stars and galaxies" to "studying the atmospheres of alien planets around other stars." “This...        

NASA tests the Webb telescope's communication skills

NASA called, and the Webb telescope responded. NASA's James Webb Space Telescope recently completed its Ground Segment Test Number 1 (GSEG-1), for the first time confirming successful end-to-end communication between the telescope and its mission operations center.

NASA tests the Webb telescope's communication skills

(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) NASA called, and the Webb telescope responded. NASA's James Webb Space Telescope recently completed its Ground Segment Test Number 1 (GSEG-1), for the first time confirming successful end-to-end communication between the telescope and its mission operations center.

NASA's webbcam shows Webb telescope chilling in Chamber A

(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) The temperature of Chamber A at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston is steadily dropping, creating a frigid environment for NASA's James Webb Space Telescope that is in stark contrast to the heat of the city.

NASA's Webb telescope gets freezing summertime lodging in Houston

(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) 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.

James Webb Space Telescope's first science targets announced

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NASA officials have announced some of the first targets to be observed by the much-anticipated James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) following its launch atop an Ariane 5 rocket, which is slated for lift-off in October 2018. The initialShow More Summary

"Into the Unknown" --JWST to Target Very First Galaxies After the Big Bang to Chemical Fingerprints of Life On Enceladus and Exoplanets Like TRAPPIST-1e (WATCH Today's 'Galaxy' Stream)

Mission officials for NASA's James Webb Space Telescope, which will be 100 times more powerful than Hubble, announced some of the science targets the telescope will observe following its launch and commissioning. These specific observations are part of a program...        

Icy moons, galaxy clusters, and distant worlds selected targets for Webb Telescope

Mission officials for NASA's James Webb Space Telescope announced some of the science targets the telescope will observe following its launch and commissioning. These specific observations are part of a program of Guaranteed Time Observations (GTO), which provides dedicated time to the scientists that helped design and build the telescope's four instruments.

Image: James Webb Telescope tested in thermal vacuum chamber

NASA's Johnson Space Center's "Chamber A" in Houston is an enormous thermal vacuum testing chamber and now appears to be opening it's "mouth" to take in NASA's James Webb Space Telescope for testing.

NASA's Apollo-era test chamber now James Webb Space Telescope ready

NASA's "Chamber A," an enormous thermal vacuum testing chamber housed at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas, is now ready to conduct final optical testing on NASA's James Webb Space Telescope (Webb telescope), the largest space observatory ever. Show More Summary

NASA's Apollo-era test chamber now James Webb Space Telescope ready

(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) NASA's 'Chamber A,' an enormous thermal vacuum testing chamber housed at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas, is now ready to conduct final optical testing on NASA's James Webb Space Telescope (Webb telescope), the largest space observatory ever.

NASA's 'Webb-cam' captures engineers at work on Webb at Johnson Space Center

(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) NASA's special "Webb-cam" kept an eye on the development of NASA's James Webb Space Telescope at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., since 2012.

NASA's 'Webb-cam' captures engineers at work on Webb at Johnson Space Center

NASA's special "Webb-cam" kept an eye on the development of NASA's James Webb Space Telescope at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, since 2012. Now that Webb telescope has moved to NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas, a special Webb camera was installed there to continue providing daily video feeds on the telescope's progress.

Two James Webb instruments are best suited for exoplanet atmospheres

The best way to study the atmospheres of distant worlds with the James Webb Space Telescope, scheduled to launch in late 2018, will combine two of its infrared instruments, according to a team of astronomers.

James Webb Space Telescope arrives at NASA's Johnson Space Center

NASA's James Webb Space Telescope has arrived at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas, where it will undergo its last cryogenic test before it is launched into space in 2018.

NASA's Webb Telescope completes Goddard testing, heading to Texas for more

NASA's James Webb Space Telescope has successfully passed the center of curvature test, an important optical measurement of Webb's fully assembled primary mirror prior to cryogenic testing, and the last test held at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, before the spacecraft is shipped to NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston for more testing.

Cassini, the James Webb Space Telescope, and Bricks: This Week in Space

There's good news for NASA, bad news for Cassini, and what on earth do bricks have to do with space? The post Cassini, the James Webb Space Telescope, and Bricks: This Week in Space appeared first on ExtremeTech.

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