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Largest space telescope is about to take off – Swiss technology helps explore the early universe

huge mirror

It's really yellow: Engineers and technicians assemble the James Webb Space Telescope at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland.

The coldest machine with a Swiss signature

Accurate test

The first test of a kite-shaped sunscreen film for the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) at Northrop Grumman's facility in Redondo Beach, California in July 2014.

Unobstructed view of the outer planets

Since the telescope will orbit the sun, it needs a sun protection sail the size of a tennis court.

On the path to the origin of life

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