PROJECT SITE:

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Official site of the design, build, test and launch of JWST.

SCIENCE SITE:

webbtelescope.org

JWST Science overview, future home of science data and images.

NASA HQ SITE:

www.nasa.gov/jwst

Overview of the spacecraft, mission and science of JWST.

JWST related content on the NASA HOME PAGE plus links to NASA’s other great activities and missions.

MISSIONS:

JWST related Missions.

MORE NASA:

News, Careers, Locations & more.


Images of the Sunshield & Full-scale Pathfinder

This page has images of the Sunshield and the full-scale pathfinder. Click on the thumbnail for larger images and a caption. The newest pictures are at the top of the page.

A full Flickr set of backplane images:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/nasawebbtelescope/sets/72157624420579873/

Test Membranes

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Full-scale Test Membrane

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Sunshield Test Article

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1/3 Scale Sunshield

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Full-scale Pathfinder

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Test Version

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Sunshield Coating

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