NASA plans to resume testing of the James Webb Telescope this month following weird readings

NASA plans to resume preflight tests on the James Webb Space Telescope soon, after the spacecraft had a small hiccup during a test at the end of last year. The telescope had an "unexpected… [Read More]

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NASA plans to resume preflight tests on the James Webb Space Telescope soon, after the spacecraft had a small hiccup during a test at the end of last year.
The telescope had an “unexpected response” to a vibrational test in December, prompting NASA to put testing of the spacecraft on hold until the agency figured out what happened.
NASA says it is close to zeroing in on the source of the problemThe James Webb Space Telescope — or JWST — has been in development for the past two decades, and when complete, it will be the most powerful space telescope ever built.
But on December 3rd, accelerometers attached to JWST picked up an abnormal response during a vibration test, prompting a nearly immediate shutdown of the procedure.
Once acoustic and vibration testing is complete, the telescope won’t be done with its exams.

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Source: The Verge