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Webb Telescope images benefit from these engineering solutions

In 1989, a group of engineers set out to design a space telescope that would change the way we see the universe. There’s just one problem: most of the technology they need doesn’t exist.

These engineers and others went on to invent 10 entirely new technologies to build what is now James Webb Space Telescope (JWST or Webb), an observatory designed to do what once seemed impossible. Engineers from contractors such as Northrop Grumman develop, test and build the telescope. Here are some of the pioneering projects they’ve developed to make Webb work.

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