N.A.S.A.s’ James Webb Space Telescope Has Reached Its Initial “L2” Station Orbit.

The top image was sourced from the N.A.S.A. James Web Space Telescope Geoposition Orbital Tracker: https://www.jwst.nasa.gov/content/webbLaunch/assets/images/orbit/trajectoryMapping2.41-NoText-1800px.jpg

After a thirty (30) day journey, N.A.S.A.s’ James Web Space Telescope reached its initial deployment station at approximately one-million (1,000,000) miles from Earth.

Next, over the approximately next three (3) months the mirrors, constructed of Beryllium (Be2+, atomic number [#] 4) metal, will be painstakingly aligned to ideal perfection with micron (micrometer / 10^-6 meter) and nanometer (10^-9 meter) movements of the eighteen (18) hexagonal (six-sided) mirrors, each 1.32 meters (4.3 feet) in diameter. Altogether the mirror array will have a diameter of 6.5 meters or 21.3 feet (21 feet and 4 inches).


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