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Offline bknight

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Re: James Webb Space Telescope
« Reply #90 on: January 30, 2020, 02:10:51 PM »
I'd rather see them testing vigorously and thoroughly than succumbing to time pressure, skipping tests and ending up "doing a Hubble". This beast will be at L2.... for all intents and purposes, unreachable if the slightest thing goes wrong. There will be no JWST Repair Missions if that happens.

That's why I started the thread, my concerns for doing this right, they only have one chance.
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Re: James Webb Space Telescope
« Reply #91 on: May 15, 2020, 03:18:00 PM »
James Webb is Fully Stowed Into its Launch Configuration.

https://www.universetoday.com/146091/james-webb-is-fully-stowed-into-its-launch-configuration/

Scheduled liftoff: March 30th, 2021, (or maybe July 2021.)
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Offline Peter B

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Re: James Webb Space Telescope
« Reply #92 on: May 15, 2020, 10:05:33 PM »
James Webb is Fully Stowed Into its Launch Configuration.

https://www.universetoday.com/146091/james-webb-is-fully-stowed-into-its-launch-configuration/

Scheduled liftoff: March 30th, 2021, (or maybe July 2021.)

Good luck to it. I hope it doesn't experience any Galileo-style problems due to the delays in launching it.