Sunshield for NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope expanded at Northrop Grumman facility in Redondo Beach

The Sunshield test unit to be used on NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope is stacked and expanded at a cleanroom in the Northrop Grumman facility in Redondo Beach, California The Sunshield separates the observatory into a warm sun-facing side and a cold side where the sunshine is blocked from interfering with the sensitive infrared instruments.

The Sunshield test unit to be used on NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope is stacked and expanded at a cleanroom in the Northrop Grumman facility in Redondo Beach, California The Sunshield separates the observatory into a warm sun-facing side and a cold side where the sunshine is blocked from interfering with the sensitive infrared instruments.

Credit: Photo by REUTERS/NASA/Chris Gunn/Handout

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The Sunshield test unit to be used on NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope is stacked and expanded at a cleanroom in the Northrop Grumman facility in Redondo Beach, California The Sunshield separates the observatory into a warm sun-facing side and a cold side where the sunshine is blocked from interfering with the sensitive infrared instruments.

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