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JWST Mirror Completes Cryogenic Test

April 14, 2009

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Engineering technicians guide two mounted mirrors into NASA Marshall Space Flight Center's X-ray and Cryogenic Facility's vacuum chamber for testing.

REDONDO BEACH, Calif., April 8, 2009 -- The first mirror segment that will fly on the James Webb Space Telescope has completed its first series of cryogenic temperature tests in the X-ray and Cryogenic Facility at the Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala.

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Northrop Grumman is the prime contractor for the Webb Telescope, leading a design and development team under contract to NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center. Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. is the principal optical subcontractor to Northrop Grumman for the JWST program.





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