NASA plans coverage of Webb Space Telescope Deployments

Asia's Tech News Daily

Over about the next two weeks, NASA will provide broadcast coverage, media briefings, and other updates on major deployment milestones for the James Webb Space Telescope, the world’s largest and most powerful space science telescope.

Webb, an international partnership with the ESA (European Space Agency) and the Canadian Space Agency, launched Dec. 25 from Europe’s Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana. The observatory had been folded up, origami style, to fit inside an Arianespace Ariane 5 rocket for launch. Webb is now in the complex and intricate process of unfolding in space, as it travels nearly 1 million miles to its destination, the second Lagrange point or L2.

Webb’s deployment sequence is a human-controlled process that provides the team with the flexibility to pause, assess data, and adjust as needed. The timing and order of all milestones may therefore change. NASA will host live broadcast coverage to mark the following milestones, with specific times and dates updated as they approach:

Sunshield tensioning: The full deployment of the sunshield, the most challenging element for Webb, will mark a critical milestone for the mission. This step is scheduled for completion about eight days after launch, no earlier than Sunday, Jan. 2.

Secondary mirror support structure deployment: The support structure that holds the secondary mirror in position to focus light collected by the primary mirror is set for deployment about 10 days after launch, no earlier than Tuesday, Jan. 4.

Webb deployments complete: With the unfolding of the second of Webb’s primary mirror wings, the Webb team will have completed all observatory deployments. This is scheduled to take place about 13 days after launch, no earlier than Friday, Jan. 7.

NASA provides regular updates on the Webb telescope blog. The public can also follow Webb’s deployments online via a “Where is Webb?” interactive tracker and a Deployments Explorer.

Broadcasts of milestone events will air live on NASA TV, the NASA app, and the agency’s website.

Internet Explorer Channel Network
Asia's Tech News Daily
News Related

OTHER NEWS

The secret bar in London named one of the best in the UK

London is known as one of the world’s best cities for exciting nightlife. But some bars have become so mainstream that you might feel some of the glamour has ebbed ... Read more »

Kaizer Chiefs offer AmaZulu TWO players to sweeten Siyethemba Sithebe deal!

© Provided by The South African Kaizer Chiefs are reportedly prepared to offer TWO first-team players to AmaZulu as part of a deal to land star midfielder Siyethemba Sithebe. READ ... Read more »

New research may help scientists unravel the physics of the solar wind

A new study led by University of Minnesota Twin Cities researchers, using data from NASA’s Parker Solar Probe, provides insight into what generates and accelerates the solar wind, a stream ... Read more »

Update on Africa's 1st Satellite constellation built by CPUT

The Marine Domain Awareness Satellites (MDASat) have already started successfully transmitting data after they were launched aboard US aerospace company SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket yesterday. The mission carried a total ... Read more »

A second successful launch for SpaceCloud into space

SpaceCloud once again headed into orbit as a part of D-Orbit’s ION Satellite Carrier onboard SpaceX’s Transporter-3 mission that was launched January 13th from Cape Canaveral, Florida. The mission aims ... Read more »

Access to the 'SpaceDataHighway'

The ‘Columbus Ka-Band Terminal’ (ColKa) has commenced service. “The volume of scientific data generated by the experiments on the International Space Station (ISS) is continuously increasing. ColKa gives the Columbus ... Read more »

Song Ji Ah Issues Apology After Netizens Call Her Out for Wearing Fake Designer Clothes

© Provided by Preview.ph It’s been a rollercoaster month for Song Ji Ah, the breakout star of the reality dating show Single’s Inferno. From catapulting to social media fame thanks ... Read more »

Palomar survey instrument analyzes impact of Starlink satellites

Since 2019, SpaceX has been launching an increasing number of internet satellites into orbit around Earth. The satellite constellation, called Starlink, now includes nearly 1,800 members orbiting at altitudes of ... Read more »

6ft 6ins wing Tamilore Awonusi included in Ireland 7s squad for Malaga

© Trinity Western University Spartans Awonusi has been playing for the Trinity Western University Spartans in recent times. IRELAND HAVE INCLUDED 6ft 6ins wing Tamilore Awonusi in their squad for ... Read more »

BREAKING – PSL loses R9 MILLION for SHOCKING reason!

© Provided by The South African The PSL REVEALED that they lost an astonishing R9 MILLION according to their recent financial statement – the reason will leave you SHOCKED! READ ... Read more »

Former Kaizer Chiefs man predicts no more than a FINE in PSL case

© Provided by The South African Former Kaizer Chiefs defender Peter Matshitse believes Amakhosi will receive a fine – and no more punishment than that in their case against the ... Read more »

Ex-Kaizer Chiefs defender: Lose PSL case and title hopes are over!

© Provided by The South African Former Kaizer Chiefs defender Peter Matshitse believes that if Amakhosi lose their ongoing case against the PSL and are forced to forfeit the six ... Read more »

Roberto Martinez is Everton's No.1 choice to replace Rafa Benitez as manager

Roberto Martinez is the No.1 choice among the Everton board to replace Rafa Benitez after his tumultuous six-month tenure at Goodison Park was brought to an end. Benitez, who fell ... Read more »

Fact check: False claims that DC requires photo ID or proof of vaccination to buy milk or leave your home

Last week, some Republican lawmakers wrongly described Washington DC’s new proof-of-vaccination policy — incorrectly tweeting that the Democratic-run city is requiring people to show photo identification to buy milk or ... Read more »

We're loving this neat vitamin storage hack – as recommended by Emily Henderson

Whether you just take vitamin D in winter or have lots of prescribed medication, the chances are you’ve got a colorful array of jars knocking around your kitchen. If an ... Read more »

SpaceX launches 105 satellites from Florida

SpaceX successfully launched 105 satellites from Florida on Thursday morning as part of its rideshare program, which it uses to release satellites for dozens of customers in a single mission. ... Read more »

Using High Temperature Composites For Sustainable Space Travel

On the ground, sound waves travel at around 340 metres per second. An aircraft is Supersonic when it exceeds the speed of sound. Hypersonic speed is more than five times ... Read more »

SWAT team involved in incident at synagogue in Colleyville, Texas

On a Facebook livestream of the congregation’s Shabbat morning service, a man could be heard speaking, at times cursing and sounding angry. Read more »

Here are the best Legends of Runeterra streamers to watch on Twitch

© Provided by Dot Esports Riot Games’ digital card game, Legends of Runeterra, continues to grow in popularity on Twitch. The launch of Magic Misadventures has sparked a revival within ... Read more »

Aliena deploys compact and fuel-efficient satellite engine into space

Aliena, a tech spin-off from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore), has been deployed into space a nanosatellite fitted with a fuel-efficient engine it has developed. The nanosatellite was sent ... Read more »

Hubble views a tranquil galaxy with an explosive past

The lazily winding spiral arms of the spectacular galaxy NGC 976 fill the frame of this image from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. This spiral galaxy lies around 150 million ... Read more »

Vast bubble in interstellar space source of all nearby, young stars

The Earth sits in a 1,000-light-year-wide void surrounded by thousands of young stars – but how did those stars form? In a paper appearing in Nature, astronomers at the Center ... Read more »

Webb Begins Its Months-Long Mirror Alignment

Webb has begun the detailed process of fine-tuning its individual optics into one huge, precise telescope. Engineers first commanded actuators – 126 devices that will move and shape the primary ... Read more »

'Unreal', 'Chuffed', 'Tremendous' - Many Rangers fans 'delighted' as club shares 'superb' update

© Provided by Transfer Tavern John Souttar Many Glasgow Rangers fans have been left buzzing over some transfer news that has emerged on John Souttar. As per the official website ... Read more »

Piso Sale: Refill Ng 11kg Na Gasul, Piso Na Lang!

Good news mommies and daddies! Maaari mong i-swap ang iyong empty non-Solane LPG tank to a full 11kg Solane tank sa halagang piso lamang ngayon araw na ito, January 15, 2022 ... Read more »

DESI maps more galaxies than all previous surveys combined

The Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument (DESI) has cataloged more galaxies than all other previous three-dimensional redshift surveys combined, measuring 7.5 million galaxies in only seven months since beginning science operations. ... Read more »

$10M elevates UArizona hypersonics facilities to national prominence

University of Arizona aerospace and mechanical engineering researchers have received $3.5 million in funding from the state of Arizona’s investment in the New Economy Initiative and $6.5 million in federal ... Read more »

Loft Orbital signs with Airbus to procure 15 Arrow satellite platforms

Airbus has been contracted to supply space start-up Loft Orbital with more than fifteen satellite platforms derived from the Airbus Arrow platform. Arrow is the foundational satellite platform of the ... Read more »

Plato exoplanet mission gets green light for next phase

Plato, ESA’s next-generation planet hunting mission, has been given the green light to continue with its development after the critical milestone review concluded successfully on 11 January 2022. The review ... Read more »

Earth's interior is cooling faster than expected

The evolution of our Earth is the story of its cooling: 4.5 billion years ago, extreme temperatures prevailed on the surface of the young Earth, and it was covered by ... Read more »

New DAF software factory aims to digitally transform AFRL

The chief software officer for the Air Force recently designated Hangar 18 as a Department of the Air Force software factory. Hangar 18 joins 16 other DAF software factories-including the ... Read more »

Arase uncovers Geospace coupling between plasma waves and charged particles

In a new study published in Physical Review Letters, researchers from Japan show that high-frequency plasma waves in the Geospace can generate low-frequency plasma waves through wave-particle interactions by heating ... Read more »

Chile court freezes multi-million dollar lithium deal

A Chilean appeals court on Friday suspended a million-dollar state lithium tender issued two days earlier that had generated controversy for coming just two months before the end of conservative ... Read more »

Understanding the "cold spot" in the cosmic microwave background

After the Big Bang, the universe, glowing brightly, was opaque and so hot that atoms could not form. Eventually cooling down to about minus 454 degrees Fahrenheit (-270 degrees Celsius), ... Read more »

Evidence for a second supermoon beyond our solar system

Astronomers have reported a second, super-sized moon orbiting a Jupiter-sized planet beyond our solar system. If confirmed, the sighting could mean that exomoons are as common in the universe as ... Read more »

Virgin Orbit mission success brings UK satellite launch one step closer

Satellite launch from Spaceport Cornwall is a step closer following Virgin Orbit’s successful ‘Above the Clouds’ mission in the US. The UK Space Agency welcomes the news that Virgin Orbit ... Read more »

OMEGA joins ClearSpace to clean up space

ClearSpace SA is working to rid space of dangerous debris comprising left-over rockets and defunct satellites. Now, Swiss watchmaker OMEGA, manufacturer of the first watch worn on the Moon, is ... Read more »

OnePlus 9RT India launch event today at 5 PM: Where to watch the livestream

OnePlus 9RT specifications include a Snapdragon 888 SoC, a 4500 mAh battery with 65W fast charging. OnePlus 9RT launch in India is scheduled to begin at 5 PM local time. ... Read more »

Agustín Gurza, excolumnista del Times e influyente crítico de música latina, muere a los 73 años

© (Rick Loomis / Los Angeles Times) El columnista Agustín Gurza fue uno de los primeros columnistas latinos en el Condado de Orange, inspirando a una generación de jóvenes periodistas ... Read more »

Covid testing company with 300 pop-up sites across U.S. faces multiple probes

The founder of the company, Center for Covid Control, previously opened an axe-throwing lounge and a donut shop. Read more »
On free-english-test.com you will find lots of free English exam practice materials to help you improve your English skills: grammar, listening, reading, writing, ielts, toeic