Universe  ID: 13923

NASA's James Webb Space Telescope has Completed Testing

Engineering teams have completed the James Webb Space Telescope's long-spanning comprehensive testing regimen at Northrop Grumman's facilities. Webb's many tests and checkpoints were designed to ensure that the world's most complex space science observatory will operate as designed once in space. Now that observatory testing has concluded, shipment operations have begun. This includes all the necessary steps to prepare Webb for a safe journey through the Panama Canal to its launch location in Kourou, French Guiana, on the northeastern coast of South America.

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NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center