James Webb Space Telescope Completes Final Alignments

“Fine phasing” has been completed and the telescope is operational.

NASA announced last week that the James Webb Space Telescope completed its final stage of alignment. The agency reported that all of its instruments have been tested and found to meet or exceed the team’s expectations for this first-of-its-kind optical system. They anticipate the telescope to start sending back fully processed images in a few months, but the successful capture and delivery of light to its instruments is a milestone.

“More than 20 years ago, the Webb team set out to build the most powerful telescope that anyone has ever put in space and came up with an audacious optical design to meet demanding science goals,” said Thomas Zurbuchen, associate administrator for NASA’s Science Mission Directorate in Washington. “Today we can say that design is going to deliver.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For Associate Administrator Zurbuchen as he oversees his department at NASA.
  • For NASA officials as they continue the work to further engage and explore the universe through the James Webb Space Telescope.

Sources: NASA


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