2 hours to JWST Launch
Countdown timer: https://jwst.nasa.gov/content/webbLaunch/countdown.html (may differ from actual)
Launch Livestream: https://youtube.com/watch?v=21X5lGlDOfg
NASA Livestream: https://youtube.com/watch?v=21X5lGlDOfg
About 5 minutes into flight.
Good booster sep.
Good fairing sep.
Onboard video of JWST itself.
First stage still burning.
Nasa with launch shot:
Where is Webb?
Shows location, trajectory, deployment(s), temperature sensors, and more.
#JWST has passed the orbit of the Moon.
Over the next two days, sunshield deployment.
#JWST has deployed the fore and aft sunshield pallets.
That's the first of several steps in fully deploying the sunshields, but a big step.
#WhereIsWebb shows current position and status:
#JWST Tower assembly has been deployed, and temperature data are available.
See the #WebbBlog:
The hot-sde temps are lower than I'd expected, about -6 and 9 C (20 and 49F). Cold side is closer to my expectations --- the primary mirror is at -57, and the radiator at -153 C (-71 & -244 F).
Still have most of the sunshield deployment ahead.
@dredmorbius https://www.space.com/james-webb-space-telescope-video-image-virtual-telescope-project if you haven't seen it.
@paulbeard Not exactly a close-in view, but I'll take it.
@dredmorbius How is the view from Altair IV?
@paulbeard The monsters of the id are gathering.
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