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Space Sunday: JWST and more 2022 highlights

The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) has completed deploying all of its major components whilst en route to its operational orbital position at the Earth-Sun Lagrange L2 position. At the time of my last update, NASA was expected to start work on tensi…

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The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) has completed deploying all of its major components whilst en route to its operational orbital position at the Earth-Sun Lagrange L2 position. At the time of my last update, NASA was expected to start work on tensioning-out the layers of the observatory’s layered sunshield. However, this was delayed in … Continue reading Space Sunday: JWST and more 2022 highlights

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Space Sunday: JWST and 2022 highlights

Following its launch on December 25th, the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) has completed several major steps in the deploying its critical hardware as it continues its month-long voyage towards its operational orbit at the Earth-Sun L2 Lagrange point…

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Following its launch on December 25th, the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) has completed several major steps in the deploying its critical hardware as it continues its month-long voyage towards its operational orbit at the Earth-Sun L2 Lagrange point. Here’s a brief summary of what has happened thus far with deployments. In the early houses … Continue reading Space Sunday: JWST and 2022 highlights
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Space Sunday: JWST and a touch of SpaceX

The world’s largest and most powerful space telescope yet built – the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) – finally made its way into space on Christmas Day, December 25th, 2021, marking the start of a mission almost 30 years in the mak…

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The world’s largest and most powerful space telescope yet built – the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) – finally made its way into space on Christmas Day, December 25th, 2021, marking the start of a mission almost 30 years in the making. That mission is multi-part in its scope, encompassing as it does looking back … Continue reading Space Sunday: JWST and a touch of SpaceX
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Space Sunday: touching the Sun and Martian organics

The Parker Solar Probe has finally reached the atmosphere of the Sun. The NASA spacecraft has spent more than three years winding its way by planets and creeping gradually closer to our star to learn more about the origin of the solar wind, which pushe…

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The Parker Solar Probe has finally reached the atmosphere of the Sun. The NASA spacecraft has spent more than three years winding its way by planets and creeping gradually closer to our star to learn more about the origin of the solar wind, which pushes charged particles across the solar system. Since solar activity has a large … Continue reading Space Sunday: touching the Sun and Martian organics
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