NASA begins process of bringing new space telescope into focus – Reuters

NASA begins process of bringing new space telescope into focus – Reuters

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  • Date: 13-Jan-2022
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NASA begins process of bringing new space telescope into focus – Reuters

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Jan 12 (Reuters) – NASA on Wednesday embarked on a months-long, painstaking process of bringing its newly launched James Webb Space Telescope into focus, a task due for completion in time for the revolutionary eye in the sky to begin peering into the cosmos by early summer.

Mission control engineers at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, began by sending their initial commands to tiny motors called actuators that slowly position and fine-tune the telescope’s principal mirror.

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