James Webb Telescope Successfully Arrives at L2

On January 24th, 2022 at 2 p.m. EST, the James Webb telescope turned on its thrusters for the final time in an attempt to successfully achieve its mid-course correction burn to navigate on coarse to position itself where it will orbit the Earth to observe the universe approximately 1 million miles away at the second Lagrange point, otherwise known as L2. The James Webb Telescope launched on December 25, 2021 and took about a month for it to reach its destination a million miles away.

Source: https://blogs.nasa.gov/webb/2022/01/24/orbital-insertion-burn-a-success-webb-arrives-at-l2/

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