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The basis of the James Webb Space Telescope was established

BingMag.com The <b>basis</b> of the <b>James</b> <b>Webb</b> <b>Space</b> <b>Telescope</b> was established

After the opening of the two solar panels of the James Webb Space Telescope, this morning the basis of the scientific tool known as the structure of the retractable tower, in It took its place.

Yesterday, shortly after 09:00 Eastern Time Zone (17:30 Tehran time), engineering teams began the process of opening up the Web Retractable Tower (DTA) structure. With the installation of this structure, Space is created between the spacecraft and the Telescope to have a better set of scientific thermal insulation tools and on the other hand, enough Space is provided for placing the solar shield at the bottom of the spacecraft. In fact, the DTA creates the necessary Space between the part of the Telescope that houses the massive mirror and the scientific instrument, and the spacecraft, which houses the electronic and propulsion systems.

The whole process is as planned. It lasted 6 hours and 39 minutes and ended at 16:24 Eastern time zone (00:54 Tehran time). Basic Deployment of the Telescope Like the next steps required until the complete deployment of the James Webb Telescope is a human-controlled process that gives the mission flexibility to interrupt operations or make possible adjustments based on data evaluation./p>

This deployment increased the base height of scientific instruments to about 1.22 meters. Prior to the operation, several release tools were activated and various heaters, software, and electronic equipment were configured to support the deployment. This deployment is driven by a motor. Finally, on Wednesday night in the Eastern time zone (Thursday morning in Iran), the stabilization operation of the retractable tower was completed and therefore the distance between the two was adjusted according to the plan.

BingMag.com The <b>basis</b> of the <b>James</b> <b>Webb</b> <b>Space</b> <b>Telescope</b> was established

The James Webb Telescope was launched on December 25 (December 4) and is currently on a 29-day journey to its destination: a stable gravitational point 1.5 million kilometers from Earth, known as Lagrangian point 2 or L2. The process of installing the telescope's massive sunshade began on Tuesday and is expected to take about five days. This five-layer solar shield helps keep the telescope's scientific and optical instruments cool. This is necessary for the observatory to observe the universe in the infrared range. It helps with fuel consumption as well as the part of the solar pressure that hits the large sun visor. The web is expected to complete both steps on Thursday, December 30, so that it can begin unveiling the sunscreen the next day.

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