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NASA Receives Thermal Control System for Webb Spacecraft

deep_space A Utah State University-run laboratory has shipped a final set of thermal links and other composite structural assemblies for the James Webb Space Telescope to NASA‘s Goddard Space Flight Center.

Space Dynamics Laboratory built the thermal fuses to manage heat transfers between infrared-based scientific instruments onboard the spacecraft, SDL said Monday.

NASA plans to launch the James Webb Space Telescope in 2018.

The JWST project is a collaboration of NASA, the Canadian Space Agency and European Space Agency and is designed to help astronomers spot the universe’s distant objects, planets and galaxies.

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