Supporting the Largest-Ever Space Telescope
March 9, 2020
The James Webb Space Telescope is the largest, most complex space telescope ever constructed. NASA designed it to fold like an origami flower to fit it in the rocket that will launch it into space.
Timken® bearings are part of the pointing mechanism that positions the antennae and maintains the data link between the telescope and earth, enabling humankind to glimpse Webb’s incredible discoveries.
Check out the Webb Telescope mission overview.
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Photo credit: NASA/Chris Gunn
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