NASA, in partnership with ESA (European Space Agency) and CSA (Canadian Space Agency), released the James Webb Space Telescope’s first full-color images and spectroscopic data Tuesday, July 12. L3Harris Technologies (NYSE:LHX) engineers and technicians integrated the complex system of mirrors and rigorously tested the telescope’s hardware to simulate the harsh conditions of space. As the world’s largest and most powerful space telescope, Webb’s images will demonstrate the telescope’s full power and show that it is now ready to begin its mission.
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The Carina Nebula is one of the largest and brightest nebulae in the sky, located approximately 7,600 light-years away in the southern constellation Carina. Nebulae are stellar nurseries where stars form. The Carina Nebula is home to many massive stars, several times larger than the Sun. Image credits: NASA, ESA, CSA, and STScI
L3Harris’ partnership with NASA spans decades beginning with miniaturized electronic tracking and pulse code technologies for early spacecraft; continuing through the Mercury, Apollo, space shuttle and International Space Station missions. The company is contributing to exciting new programs, such as building the optical telescope for NASA’s Nancy Grace Roman Space Telescope and designing and building the engineering development unit telescopes for the Laser Interferometer Space Antenna in the company’s Rochester, N.Y. facilities.
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L3Harris Technologies is an agile global aerospace and defense technology innovator, delivering end-to-end solutions that meet customers’ mission-critical needs. The company provides advanced defense and commercial technologies across space, air, land, sea and cyber domains. L3Harris has approximately $17 billion in annual revenue and 47,000 employees, with customers in more than 100 countries. L3Harris.com.