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2014-02-03 12:20:09

WASHINGTON, Feb. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA Administrator Charles Bolden and Senator Barbara Mikulski of Maryland congratulated the James Webb Space Telescope team Monday for the delivery of all flight instruments and primary mirrors to NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Their comments came in a morning news conference at Goddard, where NASA's flagship science project will be assembled in...

Webb Telescope Progress In Super-speed
2013-03-27 13:30:24

NASA [ Watch The Video A Super-speed Look at Webb Telescope Progress ] NASA released a new sped-up, 32-second video that shows engineers working on some of the James Webb Space Telescope's flight components to integrate them together to ensure they will work perfectly together in space. The "NASA Webb Clean Room at Super-speed" video was filmed in the giant clean room at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., and produced at Goddard. Testing of the two flight...

2012-08-15 21:55:39

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online NASA said it has received the second of four main instruments for its James Webb Space Telescope, the successor of the Hubble Space Telescope. The Fine Guidance Sensor (FGS) will help enable the James Webb to accurately point at the correct objects for it to observe. It is packaged together as a single unit with the Near-Infrared Imager and Slitless Spectrograph (NIRISS) science instrument. The instrument arrived on July 30 at...

Canadian Instruments To Be Added To James Webb Telescope
2012-07-26 14:25:23

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Canada is helping to supply NASA with instruments that will be integrated into the James Webb Space Telescope. The instruments, known as NIRISS and FGS, left Canada on Wednesday and are poised to arrive at NASA at the end of July to help supply the succeeder of the Hubble Space Telescope in 2018. NIRISS will help discovery and study Earth-sized exoplanets and the most distant galaxies, while FGS will help ensure that Webb is aiming...

2011-02-23 14:14:26

Imagine flying around in space to examine a future space observatory that's under construction today. Thanks to animators and web developers, Internet users can get a fly-by tour of NASA's next-generation, tennis court-sized James Webb Space Telescope on their computer. This new interactive utilizes cutting-edge Flash and 3-D interactivity through an engine for Flash called Away 3D. Models of this complexity are rarely truly interactive, and this one comes at the start of a trend that will...

2010-09-08 15:40:00

GREENBELT, Md., Sept. 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Canadian Space Agency has delivered a test unit of the Fine Guidance Sensor to the James Webb Space Telescope to NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The arrival of the engineering test unit marks a major milestone for the Canadian team. The hardware has been put through its paces at the...

2009-12-16 14:55:00

NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has discovered the smallest object ever seen in visible light in the Kuiper Belt, a vast ring of icy debris that is encircling the outer rim of the solar system just beyond Neptune. The needle-in-a-haystack object found by Hubble is only 3,200 feet across and a whopping 4.2 billion miles away. The smallest Kuiper Belt Object (KBO) seen previously in reflected light is roughly 30 miles across, or 50 times larger. This is the first observational evidence for a...

2009-09-15 14:50:00

NASA's James Webb Space Telescope is starting to come together. A major component of the telescope, the Integrated Science Instrument Module structure, recently arrived at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md. for testing in the Spacecraft Systems Development and Integration Facility. The Integrated Science Instrument Module, or ISIM, is an important component of the Webb telescope. The ISIM includes the structure, four scientific instruments or cameras, electronics, harnesses,...

2009-05-11 13:28:00

- Fine guidance sensor helps extend scientific and operational capability for Hubble space telescope CHARLOTTE, N.C., May 11, 2009 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- When the Space Shuttle Atlantis took to the sky today in its final servicing mission to the Hubble space telescope, Goodrich Corporation's (NYSE: GR) ISR Systems team in Danbury, Conn. played a key role; their fine guidance sensor is part of the payload that will add years of productive life to the venerable telescope. The Goodrich fine...

2009-05-08 06:45:00

The famous Hubble telescope is about to get a visit from its terrestrial creators, as astronauts plan on Monday to blast off from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, taking with them new scientific equipment and replacement parts for the 19-year old orbiting observatory. After some seven months of delays, the mission will be NASA's most comprehensive and daring tweaking of the telescope yet.  Hitherto, astronauts have never attempted to repair the Hubble's instrumentation while in orbit...

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