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NASA Completes Ground Segment Test for James Webb Space Telescope; Amanda Arvai Quoted

James Webb Telescope

NASA has concluded ground segment testing activities for the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) to demonstrate its capacity to respond to commands from space. The agency said that it relayed maneuvering and operational commands from the Mission Operations Center at the Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI) in Baltimore, Md.

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NASA Completes Initial Systems Test for James Webb Space Telescope

James Webb Telescope

NASA has concluded assembly and initial full-systems testing of the James Webb Space Telescope built by Northrop Grumman and Ball Aerospace ahead of electrical analysis and critical software operations for the observatory. NASA said that the comprehensive systems test (CST) serves as the first full-systems evaluation for the telescope to assess the performance of its software and electronic parts.

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Greg Robinson: NASA Makes Progress in James Webb Telescope Dev’t

Greg Robinson, program director of NASA's James Webb Space Telescope, said his team and Northrop Grumman are working on testing and integration towards the observatory spacecraft's launch in March 2021, Space News reported Tuesday. The activities, including optics and instrument integration, took place at Northrop Grumman's facility in Southern California.

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NASA Wants Proposals for Webb Telescope’s Observations

NASA is seeking proposals for observations the James Webb Space Telescope will perform after its planned October 2018 launch, Space News reported Friday. Jeff Foust writes JWST officials said at a town hall meeting that one call for proposals is for astronomers that helped develop Webb telescope’s components while the other is for …

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