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  1. #1 Praise be upon ESA and CSA - Ariane 5's successful launch of the Webb Space Telescope!! 
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    Now we have to see if the telescope's complex self-assembly provides a functional instrument, and that it reaches the correct destination and begins observations (1).

    But the Webb Space Telescope is finally into space and performing as expected.

    Congratulations to the Ariane 5 heavy-lift team (2) for a perfect launch!


    "NASA's Webb Telescope Launches to See First Galaxies, Distant Worlds"

    1. https://www.nasa.gov/press-release/n...distant-worlds


    "Ariane 5"

    2. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ariane_5


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    This is exciting, how long until it does its job and we receive the data?


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    Quote Originally Posted by NinjaFeels View Post
    This is exciting, how long until it does its job and we receive the data?

    The telescope will go through a 6 month test period before it is commissioned and becomes operational*.



    "James Webb Space Telescope"

    * https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_...pace_Telescope
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    Thank you
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    A very useful link to follow the Webb Telescope in real time, during its flight to L2, is found below*.

    In the image, the blue line below the active data read-outs shows the elapsed mission time, marked by the small orange triangle over the time-line.

    The blue line also has events noted, during which the telescope begins to unfold and erect various components of its final structure.

    * https://www.jwst.nasa.gov/content/we...ereIsWebb.html
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