[LMB] Happy Christmas!

Matija Grabnar lmb at matija.com
Tue Jan 4 19:43:15 GMT 2022


On 25/12/2021 14:57, Matija Grabnar via Lois-Bujold wrote:
> On 25/12/2021 14:29, Karen A. Wyle wrote:
>>   When will they find out if it unfolds properly?
>
> The sunshield should be fully deployed within 10 days. The cooling 
> down of all the hardware and instruments should take about 90 days.
>
> The full commissioning phase is scheduled to take about 6 months 
> before it enters normal operations.
>
I just read (https://twitter.com/jeff_foust/status/1478410862536896515) 
that the 5th layer of the sunshield is now fully deployed, in other 
words, the deployment of the sunshield is complete. The telescope is 
still on the way to it's final L2 orbit.



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