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Post by Dragon Thu Jan 06, 2022 1:01 am

The James Webb Space Telescope achieved another major milestone today, successfully extending its secondary mirror as it continues to sail seamlessly through its never-before-conducted deployment sequence on the way to its destination.

The 2.4-foot-wide (0.74 meters) secondary mirror sits attached to a tripod opposite the main mirror.

Its task is to concentrate the light collected by the gold-coated main mirror into an opening at the main mirror's center.

Through this opening, the light reaches the third mirror, which reflects it to the telescope's instruments.

The secondary mirror travelled to space stowed on top of the main mirror, attached to three 26-feet-long (8 m) legs that form its supporting tripod.


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An animation of the deployment of the secondary mirror on the James Webb Space Telescope


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This animation of the James Webb Space Telescope shows how light is reflected from its mirrors onto its scientific instruments.


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James Webb Space Telescope's operators can monitor the observatory's deployment via a visualization tool that receives telemetry data from the spacecraft.


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