NASA's James Webb Space Telescope on track for Dec. 22 launch - Space.com
Nov 30, 2021 1 min, 0 secs

NASA's much-delayed James Webb Space Telescope remains on track to launch next month.

Related: Building the James Webb Space Telescope (gallery).

22, NASA reported that a clamp band that holds Webb to its launch vehicle adapter had released unexpectedly recently, causing vibrations throughout the telescope.

Last week's blog post reports that technicians have performed more testing following the incident, clearing the way for Webb to launch on Dec.

—NASA's James Webb Space Telescope: Hubble's cosmic successor.

—House spending bill fires warning shot at James Webb Space Telescope.

—NASA's James Webb Space Telescope looks squeaky clean at spaceport for December launch (photos)!

It will take Webb a month to get to its destination, a stable gravitational location in space known as a Lagrange point. Once it gets to that spot, which lies about 930,000 miles (1.5 million kilometers) from Earth, Webb will spend six months in a commissioning period to ensure its complex mirror unfolds and that all instruments are ready for observations.

Elizabeth Howell is a contributing writer for Space.com who is one of the few Canadian journalists to report regularly on space exploration.

Get breaking space news and the latest updates on rocket launches, skywatching events and more


1. NFL wildcard playoff picks: Favorites to sweep ‘super’ six-game slate - The Guardian
Jan 14, 2022 # politics 1 min, 34 secs
2. NASA's Artemis 1 moon mission readies for 'wet dress rehearsal' - Space.com
Jan 19, 2022 # science 1 min, 3 secs
3. GLAAD Media Awards Nominations: HBO/HBO Max Leads With 19; Netflix Close Behind - Deadline
Jan 19, 2022 # entertainment 2 mins, 31 secs
4. Ironing Out the Interiors of Super-Earth Exoplanets - SciTechDaily
Jan 17, 2022 # science 1 min, 21 secs
5. Omicron hits American hospitals disproportionately hard - Axios
Jan 19, 2022 # health 22 secs
6. High cholesterol symptoms: Five signs high cholesterol has caused 'irreversible' damage - Daily Express
Jan 16, 2022 # health 50 secs
7. Everything we know about the 'Apple Watch Series 8' and what it may look like - AppleInsider
Jan 17, 2022 # technology 1 min, 20 secs
8. How long do omicron symptoms last? - WHNT News 19
Jan 17, 2022 # health 8 secs
9. Losing Sidney Poitier Reminds Us That Only Four Black Men Have Won Best Actor - Variety
Jan 14, 2022 # entertainment 0 secs
10. Breitbart News Daily Podcast Ep. 53: Political Pendulum Swinging Back to the Right? Guest: Dr. Ben Carson
Jan 18, 2022 # breaking 17 secs
11. Brian Cox Turned Down Game of Thrones, Calls Johnny Depp 'Overrated' - ComingSoon.net
Jan 14, 2022 # entertainment 1 min, 1 sec
12. U.S. to distribute 400 million free N95 masks at CVS, Walgreens in COVID fight - Reuters
Jan 19, 2022 # politics 57 secs
13. Raducanu wins on Australian Open debut
Jan 18, 2022 # breaking 1 min, 22 secs
14. Netanyahu negotiating plea deal in corruption trial - POLITICO
Jan 16, 2022 # politics 1 min, 0 secs
15. Kanye Claims Kim's Security Guards Wouldn't Let Him Into Her House with North Because Pete Was There - Cosmopolitan
Jan 15, 2022 # entertainment 47 secs
16. Living in space destroys more red blood cells, study finds - CNN
Jan 14, 2022 # politics 1 min, 26 secs

SUBSCRIBE

Get monthly updates and free resources.

CONNECT WITH US

© Copyright 2022 365NEWSX - All RIGHTS RESERVED