Webb space telescope

Science & Technology
5:00 am
Thu August 15, 2013

Utah's Piece of the Webb Space Telescope Finished

Carbon fiber composite structure built for the James Webb Space Telescope at ATK Space Systems in West Valley City, Utah
Dan Bammes

  For the past 11 years, ATK Space Systems has been working on its contribution to an advanced space telescope system.  Its carbon fiber composite structure is shipping out next week for further testing – and it’ll eventually wind up a million miles out in space. 

The James Webb Space Telescope is meant to replace the venerable Hubble Space Telescope as the most advanced astronomical system available to science.

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