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James Webb Space Telescope passes environmental testing

12 Oct 2020, 15:57 UTC
James Webb Space Telescope passes environmental testing NASA

NASA said on October 6, 2020, that its James Webb Space Telescope has taken another step toward its highly anticipated October 2021 launch, after it passed a series of “environmental testing” trials designed to simulate the considerable rigors of launch. The tests took place at the Northrop Grumman aerospace facility in Redondo Beach, California, where the telescope’s final assembly was also completed in collaboration with NASA engineers.

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