NASA’s Johnson Space Center select Spider-80X data acquisition system for environmental testing of the James Webb Space Telescope
Crystal Instruments has received the impressive honor of supplying a 64 channel data acquisition system, the Spider-80X, for testing of NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope project.
All devices have a definitive operational timeline and unfortunately, this does not exclude space telescopes. It will be bittersweet for all space enthusiasts to see the Hubble Space telescope retire, but an inevitable replacement for a most impressive 25-year-old technological achievement of modern society is looming.
Public denial aside, NASA has already begun preparing a replacement called the James Webb Space Telescope or JWST, expected of similar greatness for generations to come.
Quite a great deal of development and testing has already been carried out at the Johnson Space Center, including vibration measurements.
Crystal Instruments has received the proud honor of supplying a 64 channel data acquisition system, the Spider-80X, for those endeavors. The system will be responsible for measuring vibration levels of the structure that will house the extremely sensitive optic system of the JWST telescope in a clean cryogenic chamber room.