Webb Secondary Mirror Deployed

Caption: Webb's secondary mirror support structure is seen above the telescope's primary mirror in a clean room at Northrup Grumman's facility in Redondo, California, in 2019.
Credit: Northrop Grumman
Flight controllers at the Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore deployed the secondary mirror on the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) on Jan. 5, as the list of critical reconfigurations to prepare the observatory for its unprecedented science mission neared completion. The fifth and final...
Irene Klotz

Irene Klotz is Senior Space Editor for Aviation Week, based in Cape Canaveral. Before joining Aviation Week in 2017, Irene spent 25 years as a wire service reporter covering human and robotic spaceflight, commercial space, astronomy, science and technology for Reuters and United Press International.

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