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James Webb Space Telescope

NASA, Johns Hopkins Uni and EXELIS are currently commissioning the 4-INCA3 measurement system at NASA Johnson Space Flight Center in Houston.
 
For those who don’t have the details: 4 INCA3 cameras (without shutters) are mounted on rotating boom-arms inside of thermal vacuum proof canisters.  The testing at JSFC includes measurements of the space telescope at near Absolute Zero temperatures  (-270°C).  The chamber will be kept at this temperature for about 51 days and it will cost $1M per day to do that!

Here are a couple of links to videos about the telescope.
http://jwst.nasa.gov/index.html
http://www.nasa.gov/externalflash/webb3d/#
 
Recent contact with the Johns Hopkins and EXELIS teams was regarding a couple of software issues.  Those have been resolved and the system is working very well.  Its seems that everyone in Houston is very happy at the moment.