First Two Webb Telescope Flight Mirrors Delivered
Posted 13 December 2012 - 08:38 PM
I can't imagine what the shipping costs were!
Posted 13 December 2012 - 08:47 PM
Posted 13 December 2012 - 10:46 PM
She's permanently disabled, and the building had to be razed.
I hope the price of those mirrors doesn't include costs of this nature.
Posted 13 December 2012 - 10:50 PM
Posted 14 December 2012 - 06:15 AM
Posted 14 December 2012 - 06:24 AM
Must be the same lawyer who makes companies put the "hot" labels on the clothes irons
Posted 14 December 2012 - 06:39 AM
"Make sure this null is configured properly for the mirror you're about to test."
I don't mind seeing extra precautions being taken, and I was concerned about the workers possibly holding the flashlights over the mirror surface, which poses a risk right there.
These things are going to have to self-assemble perfectly, and far from Earth, with I presume no chance for even a robotic fix if something goes wrong. I hope it all works.
And I hope the surfaces have the correct shape, and they assemble with each in its correct location in the pattern.
Posted 14 December 2012 - 02:24 PM
First step is to clean them with Windex.
I saw a speck of dust !
Posted 15 December 2012 - 05:16 AM
Posted 17 December 2012 - 06:38 AM
In fact these JWST mirror segments are Gold-coated as Gold is highly reflective at the mid-Infrared wavelengths the telescope's instruments will be observing...
I am glad you mentioned that as I failed to noticed the GOLD COLOR