[LMB] Happy Christmas!

Raymond Collins rcrcoll6 at gmail.com
Wed Jan 5 02:04:06 GMT 2022


The James Webb telescope will begin deploying it's secondary mirror on
Wednesday. It's the mirror at the end of the boom facing the main mirror.
In the App store you can download the NASA app. It has a section called
"Where is the web?" It lays out a timeline for the Webb's deployment,
speed, location and temperature. It's pretty informative.

On Tue, Jan 4, 2022, 1:43 PM Matija Grabnar via Lois-Bujold <
lois-bujold at lists.herald.co.uk> wrote:

> 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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