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About 30days to position and unfolding, and about 180days before we'll see the first photos.

I think.

From elsewhere:

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TImeline of key events for the launch and deployment of James Webb Space Telescope, courtesy of Jonathan McDowell:

L+00:00: Launch
L+27 minutes: JWST separates from Ariane-5
L+33 minutes: JWST solar panel deployment
L+12.5 hours: JWST MCC-1a engine maneuver
L+1 day: JWST communications antennae deploy
L+5-8 days: Sunshade deployment
L+15-24 days: Mirror deployment
L+36 days: Begin telescope commissioning
L+124 days: Complete telescope commissioning
L+180-210 days: First images (Early Release Observations)
 
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NASA tracker, showing Webb's current location.

https://jwst.nasa.gov/content/...nch/whereIsWebb.html

That's a really cool page.
 
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Originally posted by 46and2:
NASA tracker, showing Webb's current location.

https://jwst.nasa.gov/content/...nch/whereIsWebb.html

That's a really cool page.

The Voyager one is even cooler, have you seen it?

Here:

https://voyager.jpl.nasa.gov/m.../#where_are_they_now

And (loads a graphic rendering):

https://eyes.nasa.gov/apps/orrery/#/sc_voyager_1
 
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Originally posted by corsair:
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Originally posted by 46and2:
NASA tracker, showing Webb's current location.

https://jwst.nasa.gov/content/...nch/whereIsWebb.html

That's a really cool page.

The Voyager one is even cooler, have you seen it?

Here:

https://voyager.jpl.nasa.gov/m.../#where_are_they_now

And (loads a graphic rendering):

https://eyes.nasa.gov/apps/orrery/#/sc_voyager_1

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It's just about out the distance of the moon now. I hope the Sunshade deployment works tomorrow.



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The NASA tracking site has not started the
Heat and Cold Temperatures numbers yet.

The site did say it would take 2-3 days for those instruments to start measuring Temperatures.


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Temperatures are now working on the NASA JWST tracking site.

-244⁰ F on the cold side.


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Interesting interview from Smarter Everyday with the senior scientist over JWST: JWST - Smarter Everyday
 
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Quickie update

It unfurled and deployed successfully

It’s 80% of the way to its final location

So far so good
 
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“NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope team fully deployed its 21-foot, gold-coated primary mirror, successfully completing the final stage of all major spacecraft deployments to prepare for science operations.”

More info in this link:
https://www.nasa.gov/press-rel...ne-as-mirror-unfolds



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Is there a site to see current *and* historical telemetry data? I’ve tried (not super-hard) but can’t find a site that shows this. (And yes, I know about Where is Webb?)

I’m trying to see a history of speed, position, altitude, attitude, temp, etc.
 
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Interesting interview from Smarter Everyday with the senior scientist over JWST: JWST - Smarter Everyday


This was a great.


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It keeps chugging along. The major stuff going on now is testing the mirror actuators. I learned today that the entire mirror alignment and testing process is about 90 days.

Also interesting to see the temperature difference between the hot and cold sides.
 
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And it's going to take almost five months for the mirrors to cool to operating temperature.



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