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stillgriller

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The James Webb Space Telescope launches tomorrow
« on: December 24, 2021, 10:06:31 AM »
After years of planning the JWST is scheduled to launch tomorrow.

https://www.jwst.nasa.gov/

Hubble’s progress was pretty amazing 30 years ago, so I am looking forward to what we will learn and see from this new space telescope iteration.
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stillgriller

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Re: The James Webb Space Telescope launches tomorrow
« Reply #1 on: December 25, 2021, 07:38:05 AM »
The launch was a success! The JWST is on its way to its solar orbit, which will put it about 1 million miles away from earth.
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stillgriller

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Re: The James Webb Space Telescope launches tomorrow
« Reply #2 on: December 25, 2021, 04:12:07 PM »
Here a link to a NASA page to track the progress of JWST as it travels towards its final solar orbit:
https://jwst.nasa.gov/content/webbLaunch/whereIsWebb.html
« Last Edit: December 25, 2021, 06:46:57 PM by stillgriller »
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Re: The James Webb Space Telescope launches tomorrow
« Reply #3 on: December 25, 2021, 04:36:58 PM »
Here a link to a nifty NASA page to track the progress of JWST as it travels towards its final solar orbit:
https://jwst.nasa.gov/content/webbLaunch/whereIsWebb.html

Thanks for sharing!
That’s amazing it’s traveling at 4,905 mph.

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Re: The James Webb Space Telescope launches tomorrow
« Reply #4 on: December 26, 2021, 05:26:07 PM »
I'm lucky to be a small part of the project. Here's a picture of me and JWST when it was in the clean room at Goddard Space Flight Center. It was a great launch.

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Re: The James Webb Space Telescope launches tomorrow
« Reply #5 on: January 19, 2022, 10:17:22 AM »
Looks like everything is going according to plan.
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Re: The James Webb Space Telescope launches tomorrow
« Reply #6 on: March 06, 2022, 09:26:37 PM »

I'm lucky to be a small part of the project. Here's a picture of me and JWST when it was in the clean room at Goddard Space Flight Center. It was a great launch.

My apologies for the late response in this, but that is awesome right there. I work right next to your counterparts who do orbital safety analysis for the JWST and they were excited to have it in their custody.


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Re: The James Webb Space Telescope launches tomorrow
« Reply #7 on: March 18, 2022, 06:52:16 PM »
One of the first images taken after initial alignment of the 18 mirror segments. So much more to come!
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Re: The James Webb Space Telescope launches tomorrow
« Reply #8 on: March 19, 2022, 02:43:29 AM »
I think that is so cool !
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Re: The James Webb Space Telescope launches tomorrow
« Reply #9 on: May 28, 2022, 05:38:30 AM »
So far so good, systems are being tested.
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