NASA’s $ 10 billion new observatory is completing a series of nerve-wracking operations to get to its final configuration and location.
To James Webb’s Space TelescopeNASA’s “29 Days on the Edge”, a long and complex deployment process, began on Saturday (December 25) when the spacecraft was launched. Since then, the Observatory has made significant strides in launching the Solar System and adjusting its orbit. There are still steps to open the sun visors and adjust the mirror.
You can track the observatory throughout the process NASA mission. Information about the location and speed of the spacecraft is included on the site.
Even after a few days of flight, the web has traversed more than a third of its distance to its final orbit and orbited a point. L2, Or Earth and the Sun Lagrangian Point 2. Here, about 1 million miles (1.5 million km) from the Earth opposite the Sun, the Sun and Earth’s gravity are balanced and create a relatively stable atmosphere. Spacecraft.
Once the web temperature sensors are deployed, the dashboard will provide temperature to the hot and cold side of the spacecraft facing the sun, which will be protected by a larger mass. Sun cream.
The main dashboard contains information about the latest deployment phase that the web has completed, and information derived from it. Important timeline for NASA publications.
If all goes according to plan, the telescope will be fully deployed on January 7, 13 days after launch, and will reach its final orbit 29.5 days after launch. The observatory will work for five months to prepare instruments and mirrors for scientific work starting in the summer of 2022.
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