Moments ago, NASA began opening the second wing of the James Webb main mirror to allow the Space Telescope to take the final step of the main installation and reach Prepare the final shape in space.
Today is a big day for NASA's James Webb Space Telescope. Two weeks after launch on December 25, the Space Telescope is scheduled to open its second main mirror wing today, January 8, to be in its final form in space.
The James Webb mission operations team today received confirmation that operations to open the second wing of the main mirror have begun, so all eyes are on the final stage of the main Web deployment. To respond to the waiting views from around the world, NASA started the live broadcast of this event at 09:30 Eastern Time Zone (18:00 Tehran time).
The installation of the mirror is done using engines Which put the right wing (Starboard arm), which has three mirror sections, in their final position. Eventually, the operation will end with the structure locked in its final position. Has passed the deployment. In the past few days, the telescope's secondary mirror had already been put in place. It takes five and a half months, it starts. This process includes placing mirrors and the Telescope assembly at a stable operating temperature, adjusting the mirrors, and calibrating scientific instruments.
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Cover photo : Graphic design of the opening of the right wing of
James Webb's main mirror
Sources: NASA, Space
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