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Title    NASA's James Webb Space Telescope Passes Crucial Launch-Simulation Tests
Date    Thursday October 08 2020, @12:03PM
Author    Fnord666
Topic   
from the looking-forward-to-first-light dept.
https://soylentnews.org/article.pl?sid=20/10/08/0127257

upstart writes in with an IRC submission for aristarchus:

NASA's James Webb Space Telescope passes crucial launch-simulation tests:

NASA's next big space telescope just took another step toward its highly anticipated 2021 launch.

The $9.8 billion James Webb Space Telescope has passed "environmental testing," a series of trials designed to simulate the considerable rigors of launch, NASA officials announced today (Oct. 6).

"The successful completion of our observatory environmental tests represent[s] a monumental milestone in the march to launch," Webb project manager Bill Ochs, of NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, said today in a statement. "Environmental testing demonstrates Webb's ability to survive the rocket ride to space, which is the most violent portion of its trip to orbit approximately a million miles from Earth."


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  1. "upstart" - https://soylentnews.org/~upstart/
  2. "NASA's James Webb Space Telescope passes crucial launch-simulation tests" - https://www.space.com/james-webb-space-telescope-passes-environmental-tests
  3. "James Webb Space Telescope" - https://www.space.com/21925-james-webb-space-telescope-jwst.html
  4. "said today in a statement" - https://www.nasa.gov/feature/goddard/2020/nasa-s-james-webb-space-telescope-completes-environmental-testing
  5. "Original Submission" - https://soylentnews.org/submit.pl?op=viewsub&subid=44267

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