James Webb Space Telescope (JWST)

greg0205

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Here's a timeline of key events for the launch and deployment of James Webb Space Telescope, courtesy of [Jonathan McDowell](https://planet4589.org/space/misc/webb/time.html):

* **L+00:00:** Launch
* **L+27 minutes:** JWST separates from Ariane-5
* **L+33 minutes:** JWST solar panel deployment
* **L+12.5 hours:** JWST MCC-1a engine maneuver
* **L+1 day:** JWST communications antennae deploy
* **L+5-8 days:** Sunshade deployment
* **L+15-24 days:** Mirror deployment
* **L+36 days:** Begin telescope commissioning
* **L+124 days:** Complete telescope commissioning
* **L+180-210 days:** First images (Early Release Observations)
 

greg0205

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Seems like a silly question... but I don't see any small rocket engines on the telescope illustrations I have seen.

How are they going to get it to stop at the L2 location instead of shooting off into deep space?
The Bus.

Corrects course to get Webb into orbit and will make corrections to keep it in orbit.

Here you go...

 
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