Engineers unfold and tension NASA’s telescope sunshield in final tests

March 1st, 2021

Shown fully deployed with all five of its layers tensioned, the sunshield for the James Webb Space Telescope was completely unfurled for a final time on earth in a December 2020 test. Photos: NASA/Chris Gunn. Lengthened to the size of a tennis court, the five-layer sunshield of NASA’s fully assembled James Webb Space Telescope successfully […]

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