Webb Sunshield Successfully Deployed

The JWST sunshield during its final deployment test at the Northrop Grumman facility in Redondo Beach, California, in December 2020.
Credit: Chris Gunn/NASA
CAPE CANAVERAL—Flight controllers overseeing the newly launched James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) breezed through the deployment and positioning of the observatory’s five-layer, tennis court-sized sunshield, completing what was considered the most technically complicated part of the mission ahead of...

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