- Mar 20, 2011
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- Northern Utah
James Webb telescope completes optical alignment, ready for final instrument calibration phase of commissioning - NASASpaceFlight.com
The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) has entered a new phase of its commissioning process…
“Every step of the way, things have been going either exactly as planned or better than planned, which has just been an incredibly great feeling,” said Atkinson, who’s been with the Webb program for Northrop Grumman since 1998.
One of those better-than-expected performance points comes from the optical performance of the telescope. As Atkinson explained, “We’re getting an indication that the actual optical performance of the telescope is actually better than we expected.”
Kudos to all on the project - Well done!