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Jan 23, 2022

Webb space telescope nears its destination almost a million miles from Earth, ready for critical mirror alignment

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If all goes well, the telescope will remain in that six-month orbit for the rest of its operational life, firing its thruster periodically to remain on station.

Getting ready to capture “‘wow’ images”

With the orbit insertion burn behind them, engineers will press ahead with mirror alignment, one of the most complex aspects of Webb’s already complicated deployment.

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