Some cool precision engineering images:
Essential Science Instrument Installed into Webb Structure
Image by NASA Goddard Photo and Video
The MIRI itself weighs 181 pounds (82 kg) and is being held by a special balance beam (on the left of the photo), which is getting maneuvered utilizing a precision overhead crane by the engineer at the base of the ladder.
Photo Credit: NASA/Chris Gunn Text Credit: NASA/Laura Betz
Engineers worked meticulously to implant the James Webb Space Telescope’s Mid-Infrared Instrument into the ISIM, or Integrated Science Instrument Module, in the cleanroom at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md. As the successor to NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope, the Webb telescope will be the most effective space telescope ever built. It will observe the most distant objects in the universe, offer images of the first galaxies formed and see unexplored planets around distant stars.
For far more details, visit: www.jwst.nasa.gov
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center enables NASA’s mission by way of four scientific endeavors: Earth Science, Heliophysics, Solar Program Exploration, and Astrophysics. Goddard plays a leading part in NASA’s accomplishments by contributing compelling scientific information to advance the Agency’s mission.
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