I just want to inform you that the James Webb telescope deployment went successfully and reached it’s final destination. Now the mirrors need to be aligned, and the instruments be activated. We can expect first results in June.
On the 25th of December last year the James Webb Telescope started it’s yourney into space. In total it costs incredible 10 billion dollar to develop! After being deployed in space, it also takes some 29 days to get to the right destination, which is a gravitationally stable spot about 1.5 million kilometers from our planet. Also, unfolding all it’s parts is a risky operation. Luckily, just today, a press release said that the sunshield deployment is completed successfully!