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Updated Feb 7, 2017
Vibration Test Status Update




Future Milestones:
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JWST Spacecraft

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The following tables contain information on upcoming milestones for JWST.

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Timeframe Milestone Location
2017 Spring 2017: Ship Telescope &Instruments from Goddard to NASA's Johnson Space Center. GSFC->JSC
Fall 2017:Testing of Telescope ( info ) and Instruments ( images | info ) Complete. JSC
Fall 2017:Sunshield ( images | info ) and Spacecraft I&T Complete . NGAS


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Timeframe Milestone Location
2018 Integration of Telescope ( info ) and Instruments ( images | info ) to Sunshield ( images | info ) and Spacecraft NGAS
Testing of Full Observatory NGAS
Launch French Guiana