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James Webb telescope launch info

#1  Postby Macdoc » Dec 23, 2021 4:46 pm

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#2  Postby hackenslash » Dec 23, 2021 4:56 pm

So excited. Shame about the name, though.
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#3  Postby TopCat » Dec 23, 2021 4:57 pm

hackenslash wrote:So excited. Shame about the name, though.

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#5  Postby TopCat » Dec 23, 2021 5:09 pm

hackenslash wrote:https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-021-02010-x

Ah. Thanks.
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#6  Postby Macdoc » Dec 23, 2021 11:18 pm

Better it be named Katherine Johnson Space Telescope.

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#7  Postby hackenslash » Dec 23, 2021 11:50 pm

Yes, or Henrietta Leavitt, or Jocelyn Bell, or Vera Rubin, or Dorothy Vaughan, or Emmy Noether, or Mary Jackson, or any number of people whose impact on the space age reflected the best of the space age and whose story should be stitched into our consciousness and isn't.

I had to go find out who James Webb was.

Edited to add: just because.

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#8  Postby newolder » Dec 24, 2021 12:08 am

36 hours and 10 minutes and counting...
https://jwst.nasa.gov/content/webbLaunch/countdown.html
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#9  Postby Caper » Dec 24, 2021 1:47 am

newolder wrote:36 hours and 10 minutes and counting...
https://jwst.nasa.gov/content/webbLaunch/countdown.html


Was it changed (from the 24th)?
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#10  Postby Caper » Dec 24, 2021 1:57 am

Caper wrote:
newolder wrote:36 hours and 10 minutes and counting...
https://jwst.nasa.gov/content/webbLaunch/countdown.html


Was it changed (from the 24th)?


Okay, I got this :
"However, due to adverse weather conditions at Europe's Spaceport in French Guiana, the flight VA256 to launch Webb – initially scheduled for December 24 – is being postponed. The new targeted launch date is December 25,"
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#11  Postby Macdoc » Dec 24, 2021 8:01 am



Good info here
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Move over Hubble: Why the James Webb Space Telescope is such a big deal

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#12  Postby The_Metatron » Dec 24, 2021 4:49 pm

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#13  Postby Caper » Dec 24, 2021 5:59 pm

To those who are interested, and may not know (or haven't watched the video above):

To have the sunshield be effective protection (it gives the telescope the equivalent of SPF one million sunscreen) against the light and heat of the Sun/Earth/Moon, these bodies all have to be located in the same direction.

This is why the telescope will be out at the second Lagrange point.
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#14  Postby Macdoc » Dec 25, 2021 11:16 am

NASA is live now.


countdown ...with an hour..
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#15  Postby Macdoc » Dec 25, 2021 12:22 pm

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#17  Postby newolder » Dec 25, 2021 12:59 pm

Where is Webb? A handy tool to track the mission after the successful launch:
https://jwst.nasa.gov/content/webbLaunc ... sWebb.html
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#18  Postby The_Piper » Dec 25, 2021 1:03 pm

:eager: Maybe we'll get a Christmas test measurement.
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#19  Postby Caper » Dec 25, 2021 1:09 pm

:thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:

(But, of course, Americans have to poison it with religious nonsense.)
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#20  Postby Macdoc » Dec 25, 2021 1:59 pm

Yeah fucking supercilious ass ...made me ill. :nono:

Otherwise just brilliant and loved seeing the live feed of the solar array unfold. :dance: :clap:
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