NASA has reported good news about the health of the James Webb Space Telescope in the wake of a recent accident, which could have caused a serious delay in its launch schedule, according to a report. digitartlend Technical.
and suffered stronger telescope Alien was ever built earlier this month when the buckle bar used to secure . was launched Webb with the launch vehicle adapter, and suddenly when the spacecraft is attached to the upper stage of a rocket Ariane 5 At the launch site in French Guiana, the unexpected event caused a vibration to pass through the observatory that engineers fear may have damaged some of its components.
After extensive checks, NASA stated that the observatory and spacecraft are in good condition, allowing it to stick to its last announced launch date of December 22.
The space agency said in a post on its website, a NASA-led committee concluded that the observatory components were not damaged in the accident, and a “fuel approval” review was conducted, and NASA gave approval to start refueling the observatory, and refueling operations began yesterday evening and will take About 10 days.
The James Webb Space Telescope is the result of an international collaboration between NASA and European and Canadian space agencies, and once deployed, it will begin exploring deep space in the hope of learning more about our solar system and beyond.
NASA said: “It will reveal Webb discovers new and unexpected discoveries, and helps humanity understand the origins of the universe and our place in it.”
The telescope is the successor to the Hubble Space Telescope, which has been exploring the universe since 1990 and has been sending back some stunning images.
There are a number of key differences between the two observatories, according to NASA: “Webb will look primarily at the universe in infrared, while Hubble will study it primarily at optical wavelengths and ultraviolet (although it has some ability to infrared),” Webb also has a mirror much larger than Hubble’s.
This larger light-gathering region means Webb can look back further than Hubble can, Hubble is in a very close orbit around Earth, and Webb would be 932,000 miles (1.5 million km) away.
Now that NASA delivered the good news about the James Webb Space Telescope, we can now look forward to the launch, which will take place in a few weeks from now.