Wednesday, June 23, 2010

The Webb Telescope's Future Home


Physorg explains why L2, the second Lagrangian Point, is a great place to park the James Webb Space Telescope.

The Webb Telescope will be launched in the summer of 2014 and will be positioned about 1.5 million kilometers from the Earth, far beyond the orbit of the Moon. This means that, unlike the Hubble Telescope, it will never be serviceable in space. So we better get it right while it's still on the ground!

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