Flagship Observatory Headed To Launch Site

James Webb Space Telescope on launchpad
The James Webb Space Telescope, pictured in its launch configuration, is en route to the Guiana Space Center in Kourou, French Guiana. It is expected to arrive mid-October.
Credit: Chris Gunn/NASA
In 2012, when individual pieces of the James Webb Space Telescope began to arrive at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, a group of engineers instrumented a ship to help them figure out how to prepare the observatory for transport to Kourou, French Guiana, for launch. Typically, NASA transports its...

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