No the webb gets 10 years 12 if we are lucky by then runs out of fuel which cant be replaced and is required for station keeping in its odd orbit.Hubble is 30 and was designed for only 15.
Maybe Webb will do as well.
I can't wait for the pics of the beginning of time.
It isn't exactly in the earth's eclipse. If you draw a line from the sun to the earth to L2 (line of syzygy), the JWST is 'orbiting' about that line, a Lissajous orbit of about 670km (JWST will be different). It then uses its solar array for electrical power and hydrazine (developed by the Germans during WWII) for thrust corrections about L2. When the hydrazine runs out, it dies. L2 actually moves which is one reason for course correction.
Bummer.No the webb gets 10 years 12 if we are lucky by then runs out of fuel which cant be replaced and is required for station keeping in its odd orbit.
Keeping web running after that requires building a new power and station keeeping sustem that then attached to the web.
Hubble lived due to several servicing mission by the shuttle.
Antifa should tip over that damn telescope.random. said:"The James Webb Space Telescope, according to NASA, will replace the Hubble Space Telescope, as its flagship astrophysics mission. ... While his name may be synonymous with the Apollo moon landing, he is associated with being complicit in the discrimination against gay and lesbian NASA employees."