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Caption: Pictured is hardware for the James Webb Space Telescope. In the foreground is the Primary Mirror Segment Assembly (PMSA) Alignment Installation Fixture (PAIF). The PAIF is holding a mass simulator of a primary mirror segment above the black, latticed Backplane Structure Test Article (BSTA).

The PAIF will eventually be used to install the flight mirror segments on the flight backplane structure.

Credit: NASA/Chris Gunn


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