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James Webb Space Telescope’s MIRI Instrument Marks a First Milestone in Space

NASA Mission UpdateJan. 5, 2022 While the Webb team was tensioning the sunshield, other activities were also taking place among the instruments. One milestone: unlocking the Mid-Infrared Instrument (MIRI) Contamination Control Cover. We’ve asked Gillian Wright, European principal investigator for MIRI, to tell us about it. “MIRI has a Contamination Control Cover, because the constraints of its extra-cold operating temperature mean that it is not possible to include other means […]

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  • January 5, 2022