Harris Corporation Successfully Completes Testing for James Webb Space Telescope

08:29 11/20/2017

From cave drawings to books to films, we have been obsessed with the great beyond from humanity’s inception. Thanks to a groundbreaking development from the Harris Corporation [NYST: HRS] +2.08 (+1.49%), we will soon have a glimpse into a world once thought impenetrable. In tandem with NASA’s Johnson Space Center, they have recently completed testing for the James Webb Space Telescope. The James Webb Telescope is the world’s most powerful space telescope and will collect data that has never been observed. This newly collected data will open a window onto our universe and provide a new depth of knowledge and understanding.

After 15 years of diligent work, the Harris Corporation’s prized possession now sits inside Chamber A at NASA’s Houston Space Center. The final phase of testing was crucial in determining whether or not the telescope could withstand the freezing, airless environment of space. The Webb Telescope will soon make its voyage to California, where it will be integrated with the space craft to form the complete observatory. “This testing culminates 15 years of hard work by our Harris team," said Rob Mitrevski, vice president and general manager, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance, Harris Space and Intelligence Systems. "This extraordinary program is certain to dramatically increase our knowledge of the universe.”

Now that all phases of testing are complete, the Webb Telescope will assist in unpacking some of the more vexing space-related inquiries. The telescope will help scientists discover the first stars and galaxies that formed after the Big Bang, along with atmospheric conditions of planets around other stars. It truly takes a village, and this innovation is the result of a partnership between NASA, the European Space Agency and the Canadian Space Agency.

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