SPIE currently has this article n the James Webb Space Telescope set to open access.  The JWST is an amazing work of engineering and optomechanical design.  This telescope has not yet launched into space, but when it does it will provide unparalleled infrared images.




“James Webb Space Telescope: large deployable cryogenic telescope in space”

Opt. Eng. 51(1), 011003 (Feb 03, 2012). doi:10.1117/1.OE.51.1.011003
History: Received June 30, 2011; Revised September 17, 2011; Accepted September 26,2011
The article goes into great detail behind the optomechanics of the telescope, and the image shown here is an amazing example of the kinematic design that goes into makiing an ultrastable lightweight mirror assembly.