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It was another busy and productive day for the James Webb Space Telescope team. Today's objective, deploy the Secondary Mirror and make sure it's latched.

After resting on New Year's day, the Webb team delayed the Sunshield tensioning to tomorrow to focus on adjusting the power systems today.

The smooth post-paunch planned operations of the James Webb Space Telescope continued apace today.

As the James Webb Space Telescope continues its voyage to L2, the news from NASA is all good.

In one of the most exciting developments in astronomy in the 21st century, NASA is launching the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) today--and Northern Arizona University astronomers, planetary astronomers and their students will be using the massive observatory to expand their research and advance our understanding of the solar system.

Yesterday the gimbaled antenna assembly (GAA) was released and today the James Webb Space Telescope will fly past the Moon and perform another mid-course correction.

At 7:50 pm EST, December 25, 2021, Webb's first mid-course correction burn began.

James Webb Space Telescope Launch Replay

The launch of the James Webb Space Telescope was successful however the journey to its observing position at Earth's Lagrange 2 point, some 1.5 million kilometers away continues. As the mission continues we'll provide updates as they happen. In the meantime you can watch a replay of the phenomenal and smooth launch.

After successful completion of its final tests, NASA's James Webb Space Telescope is being prepped for shipment to its launch site.

NASA now is targeting Oct. 31, 2021, for the launch of the agency's James Webb Space Telescope from French Guiana, due to impacts from the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, as well as technical challenges.

NASA's James Webb Space Telescope has been successfully folded and stowed into the same configuration it will have when loaded onto an Ariane 5 rocket for launch next year.

Reaching a major milestone, engineers have successfully connected the two halves of NASA's James Webb Space Telescope for the first time at Northrop Grumman's facilities in Redondo Beach, California.

Astronomers around the world will have immediate access to early data from specific science observations from NASA's James Webb Space Telescope, which will be completed within the first five months of Webb's science operations.

Members of the media were invited to join NASA Administrator Charles Bolden November 2 at Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, for an update about what's in store for NASA's next great observatory, the James Webb Space Telescope, and a rare glimpse of the telescope's mirrors.

Engineers and technicians working on the James Webb Space Telescope successfully completed the first important optical measurement of Webb's fully assembled primary mirror, called a Center of Curvature test.

Inside NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center's massive clean room in Greenbelt, Maryland, the ninth flight mirror was installed onto the telescope structure with a robotic arm.

Now available is the October 28, 2015 NASA Future In-Space Operations (FISO) telecon material. The speaker was Jonathan Gardner (NASA GSFC) who discussed "The James Webb Space Telescope".

This episode of "Behind the Webb" explores the multi-tasking capabilities of one of the cameras on the Webb Space Telescope, the Near-Infrared Spectrograph.

In this NASA video, engineers from Airbus Defense and Space (DS), Ottobrunn, Germany, dressed in white protective suits and special white gloves, recently completed a delicate surgical procedure to exchange two key components (micro shutter array and focal plane assembly) from the "heart" of an instrument on the James Webb Space Telescope at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland.

The center section of the "pathfinder" (test) backplane of NASA's James Webb Space Telescope arrived at the Goddard Space Flight Center in July 2014, to be part of a simulation of putting together vital parts of the telescope.

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