James Webb Space Telescope Optical Alignment Complete #SpaceSaturday
The James Webb Space Telescope is ready for prime time. Here’s more from Astronomy Now:
While one seldom hears a scientist or engineer describe a physical system as “perfect,” that’s exactly the term used by Michael McElwain, Webb project scientist at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, during a 9 May teleconference.
“I’m delighted to report that the telescope alignment has been completed with performance even better than we had anticipated,” McElwain told reporters. “We basically reached a perfect telescope alignment. There’s no adjustment to the telescope optics that would make material improvements to our science performance.”
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May 13, 2022 at 09:32PM