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JAMES WEBB SPACE TELESCOPE (JWST) PACKS UP ITS SUNSHIELD

7 Apr 2021, 19:43 UTC
JAMES WEBB SPACE TELESCOPE (JWST) PACKS UP ITS SUNSHIELD
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Hey Space Placers!,BIG NEWS from NASA on the status of JWST. Both sides of the James Webb Space Telescope's sunshield were lifted vertically in preparation for the folding of the sunshield layers.Credits: NASA/Chris GunnIts critical sunshield has been meticulously folded and packed away. The next time it is activated will be when JWST in in space headed for a spot 1 million miles from Earth.We are about 6 months from the scheduled October 2021 launch of JWST and mission milestones will be happening fast.Stay tuned for updates.Sky Guy in VA

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