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JWST Full-Scale Model on Display in Germany

2017-12-08

NASA

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Washington, DC, United States

JWST Full-Scale Model on Display.

A full-scale model of the James Webb Space Telescope was built by the prime contractor, Northrop Grumman, to provide a better understanding of the size, scale and complexity of this satellite. The model is constructed mainly of aluminum and steel, weighs 12,000 lb., and is approximately 80 feet long, 40 feet wide and 40 feet tall. The model requires 2 trucks to ship it and assembly takes a crew of 12 approximately four days. This model has travelled to a few sites since 2005. The photographs below were taken at some of its destinations.

The model is pictured here in Munich, Germany

Credit: EADS Astrium

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  • Title: JWST Full-Scale Model on Display in Germany
  • Date Created: 2017-12-08
  • Location: Greenbelt, MD
  • Rights: GSFC
  • Album: ayoung

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