Tag: James Webb Space Telescope

NASA Webb Telescope Completes Deployments as Primary Mirror Unfolds to Unveil Universe 1st Light

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM CAPE CANAVERAL, FL – NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) has at last fully unfurled from its origami like prelaunch state after engineers successfully completed the last major deployment Saturday, Jan. 8, and swung open the last of two three segment side wings to wholly unfold and lock in place its 21-foot (6.5 m) gold-coated primary

NASA Webb Telescope Successfully Deploys Secondary Mirror

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM CAPE CANAVERAL, FL – In another major milestone NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope (JWST), the tripod assembly holding the observatory’s secondary mirror successfully unfolded and latched to deploy the 2.4-foot (0.74-meter) mirror into place – which is essential for reflecting light from the distant Universe gathered by the primary mirror into the powerful science instruments so

James Webb Space Telescope Completes Risky Deployment of Massive Sunshield

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM CAPE CANAVERAL, FL – Mission controllers with NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) have successfully completed the deployment, separation and tensioning of the observatory’s massive five-layered sunshield to pull them completely taut into final operational position on Tuesday, Jan. 4 – which is considered as the most riskiest of actions of the telescopes entire month-long extremely

James Webb Space Telescope Successfully Unfurls Massive Sunshield in Major Milestone

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM CAPE CANAVERAL, FL – Mission controllers with NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) have successfully commanded the full unfurling of the massive 5 layered sunshield on New Year’s Eve Friday evening. Dec. 31 – thereby accomplishing one of the most nail-biting operations of the entire high-stakes month long deployment sequence at a distance of some 400,000

Webb Telescope Starts High Stakes Sunshield Deployment Phase

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM CAPE CANAVERAL, FL – Mission controllers with NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) have successfully started the high stakes sunshield deployment phase of the mammoth observatory which is critical to cooling the probe to the utterly cold operating temperatures required so it can detect infrared light for which it was designed in order to carry out

Webb Telescope Completes Two Mid-Course Correction Burns and Deploys High Date Rate Antenna

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM CAPE CANAVERAL, FL – NASA’s mammoth James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) has successfully deployed its high data rate antenna critical for transmitting the huge volumes to be collected by the observatory and also carried out its first two mid-course correction burns placing it on course for the voyage to its final operational destination at a unique

NASA Webb Space Telescope Rolled out to Launch Pad for Christmas Morning Launch on Ariane 5 rocket: Watch Live

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM CAPE CANAVERAL, FL – Following another delay due to poor weather the fully fueled and integrated NASA James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) has been rolled out to it launch pad, Thursday, Dec. 23, and stands ready for launch to space now targeting Christmas morning, Dec. 25 on an Arianespace Ariane 5 rocket from Kourou, French Guiana

NASA Webb Telescope Mated and Encapsulated for Ariane 5 Launch Dec. 24 after Comm Glitch Resolved: Photos

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM CAPE CANAVERAL, FL – The fully fueled NASA James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) has been mated and encapsulated in its nose cone and stands ready for launch to space now targeting Christmas Eve, Dec. 24 on an Arianespace Ariane 5 rocket from Kourou, French Guiana following resolution of last minute communications glitches that delayed liftoff by