Image of Webb Space Telescope
To ensure the James Webb Space Telescope’s instruments get crisp images out in space, Webb has undergone months of tests, some of which required a vibration isolator to hold it extremely steady.

If you’ve ever tried to hold a camera steady for a long exposure in low light, you know exactly what happens: the camera shakes and the image blurs. The same can happen with images from telescopes or any other long-range image. That’s why NASA often uses vibration isolators.

NASA purchased vibration isolators from Minus K to steady the mirrors for the James Webb Space Telescope. They need no air or electricity and maintain vertical isolation with springs and flexures and they achieve isolation horizontally through a set of columns.