NASA Tests Hubble Successor James Webb Space Telescope’s End-To-End Communication Systems

NASA announced Monday it had successfully tested the communications systems for its upcoming James Webb Space Telescope. It was the first time the system was tested end-to-end, having been tested only in bits and pieces previously. The Webb telescope is the successor to the Hubble Space Telescope and the world’s most advanced space observatory. However, if it does not communicate fully with its ground stations after its October 2018 launch, all the data it gathers would be useless for our...

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