James Webb telescope

d'ranger

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The development of this was on this past week. Hard to even comprehend the hours and engineering that have gone into this.  I look forward to looking back to the beginning of time or the universe or something.

So that reminds me of a favorite line and personal philosophy of life. James Webb not included.




 

P_Wop

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This short vid shows a model of the JWST and discusses the role of the heat shields and the telescope's position in space.  Also a rather nice NASA redhead!




 
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d'ranger

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Somethings I didn't realize - the shield is the size of a tennis court, it will be 6 months before everything is done and working. It will be a million miles from earth so no do-overs and hoping for the best.

 

P_Wop

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Somethings I didn't realize - the shield is the size of a tennis court, it will be 6 months before everything is done and working. It will be a million miles from earth so no do-overs and hoping for the best.
And there's only enough fuel on board for 10 years of manoeuvering, so after that she'll be dead, Jim.

 

Bus Driver

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We took a walk this afternoon and swung by the Mueller Building, where the Space Telescope Science Institute is based.  They are still celebrating.

A few friends are engineers on it and Hubble.  They may not sober up for a month.

Bravo on a great job.

 
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