James Webb Space Telescope launch is rescheduled again

Kevin Hall

New Member
I've got some news.
Good news: JWST will probably last 20 years with its fuel left.
Bad news: JWST has some risks of being hit by space debris.


Nevertheless, the telescope is prepared for being slightly hit.
 

Kevin Hall

New Member
What kind of space junk!?
Micrometeorites.
But there is no need in panic. Though Hubble has sustained little injuries over its lifespan, none of them have affected the telescope’s ability to do science or take stunning images and send them back on Earth.
The same thing is about JWST. Its mirrors are protected from such kind of influence. It means that despite of meeting micrometeorites JWST will be able to focus and take pictures.
Moreover, unlike Hubble JWST has been sent far away from Earth's orbit, which means, that the probability of its meeting the satellite or orbital space debris is quiet low.
 

Kevin Hall

New Member
JWST has finally reached its destination - Lagrange point 2.
What are they going to do now? The 18 golden segments setting up will last until the end of April. Then JWST engineers are going to focus the telescope.
Waiting for the photos has never been so exciting.

 

Sluis Van Shipyards

Legendary Member
JWST has finally reached its destination - Lagrange point 2.

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