The James Webb Space Telescope, scheduled to launch Dec. 24 on a NASA mission from French Guiana, will rely on a proprietary oil provided by Nye Lubricants to lubricate multiple mechanisms within the telescope. The launch comes months after the successful landing of the Mars Perseverance Rover, which used the company’s barrier film formulation product.
The James Webb Space Telescope, developed in conjunction with the European Space Agency and Canadian Space Agency, will be used to study and compare the evolution of exoplanets to planets in our solar system. Nye, based in Fairhaven, Massachusetts, became involved with the project in 2002.
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