May 3, 2022

How the James Webb Space Telescope beat all expectations

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Yet on April 28, 2022, each instrument’s alignment was completed, with a ~20 year lifetime expected. Both telescope and team performed dazzlingly, surpassing expectations overall.

First: the pristine, on-course launch conserved fuel purposed for course-correction.

JWST reached its destination, the L2 Lagrange point, ahead of schedule.

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