Work begins on Hubble's replacement

15 years 10 months ago #6420 by ei5fk
Work has begun on the primary mirror of the James Webb Space Telescope at a new, state-of-the-art facility in Alabama. The mirror pieces will be shaped, but not polished, in a $1.2m, 20,000 square foot facility opened this month.
The primary mirror is 6.5m in diameter

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www.theregister.co.uk/2004/11/29/webb_mirrors_begin/

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15 years 10 months ago #6421 by voyager
Replied by voyager on topic Re: Work begins on Hubble's replacement
Good to see tihs get started. The less of a gap between Hubble and the JWT the better!

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15 years 10 months ago #6469 by Keith g
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At least there's light at the end of the tunnel!
Keith..

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