The James Webb telescope

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The James Webb telescope

Post by Rum » Tue Jan 16, 2018 6:13 pm

100 times more powerful than the Hubble. It should be amazing!


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Re: The James Webb telescope

Post by cronus » Tue Jan 16, 2018 6:17 pm

Went to Specsavers today. You channeling me Rum? :tup:
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Re: The James Webb telescope

Post by JimC » Tue Jan 16, 2018 9:00 pm

It will be used to make a detailed inspection of Uranus, Cronus... :tea:
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Re: The James Webb telescope

Post by Rum » Tue Jan 16, 2018 9:46 pm

JimC wrote:It will be used to make a detailed inspection of Uranus, Cronus... :tea:
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Re: The James Webb telescope

Post by Hermit » Tue Jan 16, 2018 11:53 pm

Rum wrote:100 times more powerful than the Hubble. It should be amazing!

Rescheduled (again) to take off somewhere between March and June 2019. The initial date was 2010. I don't mind the delays. The mechanics and electronics of this immensely complicated thing need to work at around 40°K. It's an 8 billion (up from 800 million) dollar project, and unlike the Hubble Telescope, if anything at all goes wrong as it orbits four times further than the moon, nobody can be sent there to fix it.
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Post by Brian Peacock » Tue Jan 16, 2018 11:55 pm

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Post by pErvinalia » Wed Jan 17, 2018 12:17 am

Is it powerful enough to see Donald Trump's penis?
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Post by Brian Peacock » Wed Jan 17, 2018 1:05 am

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Post by pErvinalia » Wed Jan 17, 2018 1:52 am

You're confusing me with your mouth.. :coffee:
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Re: The James Webb telescope

Post by L'Emmerdeur » Fri Jun 17, 2022 4:46 am

All cooled down now, instruments online. Rum would be pleased. The article is fairly detailed, but has some good news in the second paragraph.

'The James Webb Space Telescope is finally ready to do science – and it's seeing the universe more clearly than even its own engineers hoped for'
After the successful launch of the James Webb Space Telescope on Dec. 25, 2021, the team began the long process of moving the telescope into its final orbital position, unfolding the telescope and – as everything cooled – calibrating the cameras and sensors onboard.

The launch went as smoothly as a rocket launch can go. One of the first things my colleagues at NASA noticed was that the telescope had more remaining fuel onboard than predicted to make future adjustments to its orbit. This will allow Webb to operate for much longer than the mission’s initial 10-year goal.

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Re: The James Webb telescope

Post by macdoc » Fri Jun 17, 2022 9:11 am

Good article.
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Re: The James Webb telescope

Post by JimC » Fri Jun 17, 2022 8:31 pm

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Re: The James Webb telescope

Post by Hermit » Fri Jul 15, 2022 12:59 pm

Nice try, NASA.

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Re: The James Webb telescope

Post by Sean Hayden » Fri Jul 15, 2022 1:14 pm

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