NASA Begins To Tension Webb Telescope Sunshield

A test unit sunshield for the James Webb Space Telescope.
Credit: NASA
CAPE CANAVERAL—After successfully unfurling the James Webb Space Telescope’s (JWST) tennis court-sized sunshield, flight controllers on Jan. 3 completed tensioning three of the shield’s five diamond-shaped membranes. “Mid-boom deployment was huge,” NASA Webb project manager Bill Ochs told reporters...

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