HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Topics » Science » Science (Group) » Keep track of the Webb Te...

Sun Dec 26, 2021, 05:36 AM

Keep track of the Webb Telescope here....

WHERE IS WEBB?
NASA

Link: https://webb.nasa.gov/content/webbLaunch/whereIsWebb.html

Page has a neat timeline showing major mission milestones. We're about 15% of the way to reaching L2 parking spot.

Note the Latest News button toward bottom of page for more info on JWST.


Photo from my "Space" picture folder from a while back showing testing team with telescope at entrance to test chamber:



KY......

8 replies, 1358 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 8 replies Author Time Post
Reply Keep track of the Webb Telescope here.... (Original post)
KY_EnviroGuy Dec 2021 OP
lamp_shade Dec 2021 #1
denbot Dec 2021 #2
SheltieLover Dec 2021 #3
PJMcK Dec 2021 #4
mitch96 Dec 2021 #5
JohnnyRingo Dec 2021 #6
KY_EnviroGuy Dec 2021 #8
IrishAfricanAmerican Dec 2021 #7

Response to KY_EnviroGuy (Original post)

Sun Dec 26, 2021, 06:27 AM

1. Thanks. Bookmarked.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to KY_EnviroGuy (Original post)

Sun Dec 26, 2021, 06:40 AM

2. A kick and a recommendation.

I was a bit surprised when the solar array just popped so close to the final rocket stage. I thought after separation the final engine module was to fire maneuvering rockets push it away from the JWST before it deployed the solar panels.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to KY_EnviroGuy (Original post)

Sun Dec 26, 2021, 07:39 AM

3. K&R!

Ty, KY!

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to KY_EnviroGuy (Original post)

Sun Dec 26, 2021, 09:41 AM

4. TY, KY

Great webpage. Thank you!

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to KY_EnviroGuy (Original post)

Sun Dec 26, 2021, 10:32 AM

5. Neat stuff. I love flying origami...nt

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to KY_EnviroGuy (Original post)

Sun Dec 26, 2021, 11:32 AM

6. I'm not sure I understand the orbit.

Is it going to orbit the Earth at 1mil miles, or is it going to orbit the Sun along with us?
I've seen the latter simulated on TV, but that may be ignorance of news producers. If it orbits the planet it will move between 92 million and 94 mile orbit around the Sun and be eclipsed by at times.

Perhaps it will orbit Earth synchronized to keep it 1 mil miles from both us and the Sun, in which case it will effectively orbit the Sun.

I don't understand this orbit at all.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to JohnnyRingo (Reply #6)

Sun Dec 26, 2021, 04:25 PM

8. JR, try watching some of these videos....

Go to this YouTube search for "L2 orbit explained": https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=L2+orbit+explained

It's somewhat complex since most orbits are elliptical, not perfect circles.

Fraser Cain and Scott Manley have good ones and I like this one by dcaulf, a teacher from Colorado:





KY......

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to KY_EnviroGuy (Original post)

Sun Dec 26, 2021, 12:28 PM

7. Thanks!

Will be following the progress.




Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink

Reply to this thread