According to the latest meteorological surveys, the weather conditions for the launch of the James Webb Space Telescope are favorable, and one can hope for the formation of a historic moment at the beginning of Christmas.
Astronomers have been eagerly awaiting the launch of a powerful space observatory mission over the years, and now, on Christmas Day, they may be able to achieve their dream. The Telescope is a joint project of NASA, the European Space Agency and the Canadian Space Agency, and will be the most powerful observatory ever launched into space. It was too late, but now, on Christmas morning, humanity is one step closer to the start of the spacecraft's scientific mission. A mission that will make history in the next few hours.
- See the breathtaking path of the James Webb Space Telescope from historic launch to deployment
launch Time and How to Watch
This Telescope is scheduled for 07:20 AM Eastern Time (15:50 Tehran time) from the French Guiana Space Center off the coast of South America under the direction of the Space Agency. Europe is up. A 32-minute launch window is defined for the possible need to check or stop shortly before the trip begins. Any stop longer than this will delay the launch for another day. Hosts on TV and YouTube channel. Agency officials provide explanations to astronomers before launch. The launch operation will also be covered in French or Spanish by the European Space Agency.
Importance of the James Webb Telescope
The Web Telescope is an important part of early cosmopolitan history for astronomers. The Dark Ages are known to have been designed.
Cosmologists speculate that the first stars appeared when the universe was only about 100 million years old. The current age of the universe is estimated at 13.8 billion years. The most distant and oldest galaxy observed by astronomers using the Hubble Space Telescope dates back to when the universe was older, about 400 million years after the Big Bang.
It is a mystery how long the 300 million million years passed, when the universe was experiencing luminous expansion, and how the Big Bang became a sky full of constellations and life.
This Telescope is also up to astronomers. Helps study macromassive black holes at the center of galaxies and planets orbiting other stars in our galaxy. It rests on a 2.4 meter Hubble mirror. The expansion of the universe causes light that is usually at visible wavelengths to shift to longer infrared wavelengths that are usually invisible to the human eye.
Engineers were forced to implement 10 new technologies along the way. Invent James Webb to make the Telescope more sensitive than the Hubble. Overly optimistic forecasts, occasional development events, and organized cost reporting have delayed the launch schedule to late 2021, bringing the total cost to $ 10 billion.
Why Guyana was chosen as the launch site? h2>
The European Space Agency does not have an orbital launch site in the territory of any of its member countries. Instead, the launches are usually from a space port in Coru., French Guiana.
Using the Coro launch site is part of the consortium's 300 million contribution to the web mission. NASA signed a contract with the European Space Agency in 2003 to launch the Web with the French rocket maker Ariana 5 Ariana Space
But it's not the end of the road, it's the beginning of a
difficult journey the web has to take in space over the course of a
month. Extensive, multi-stage operation of the Telescope is
the most complex deployment process ever performed in space.
In one month, the Telescope travels 1.6 million kilometers to reach Lagrangian point 2. The optimal location for the Telescope to stay cool and dark so that it can detect even the faintest infrared light. Be. The Telescope will finally be ready for scientific operations by mid-2022. br>> Credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls
Sources: NY Times, NASA
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