JWST Sunshade Folding, Deployment In Test

Credit: Alex Evers/Northrop Grumman
After more than a decade of design work and pathfinder fabrication, the lightweight five-layer sunshield that will keep the sensitive infrared detectors on the James Webb Space Telescope at 40K is in deployment testing at prime contractor Northrop Grumman. Typically described as “tennis-court-sized...

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