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NASA's Webb Telescope's Last Backbone Component Completed

This x-ray diagram of NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope shows where the backplane support frame (BSF) is in relation to the whole observatory. The BSF is the backbone of the observatory, is the primary load carrying structure for launch, and holds the science instruments.

 

Read more: www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/webb/news/backplane.html

 

Credit: Northrop Grumman

 

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Taken on June 3, 2013