James Webb Space Telescope nailing secondary mirror implementation

The James Webb Space Telescope achieved another major milestone today, successfully expanding its secondary mirror as it continues its journey through an unprecedented sequence of deployments en route to destination.

The 2.4-foot (0.74-meter) wide side mirror is mounted on a tripod facing main mirror. Its job is to focus the light captured by the gold-coated main mirror into an opening in the center of the main mirror. Through this slit, light reaches a third mirror, which reflects it to the telescope’s instruments.

https://www.space.com/james-webb-space-telescope-secondary-mirror-deployed James Webb Space Telescope nailing secondary mirror implementation

Chris Estrada

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