Webb Telescope Reaches Operational Orbit

JWST trajectory.
Credit: NASA
CAPE CANAVERAL—A month after launching aboard an Arianespace Ariane 5 rocket, the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) on Jan. 24 reached its operational orbit about 940,000 mi. from Earth. At 2 p.m. EST, JWST fired its onboard thrusters for a third and final course correction maneuver since its launch...
Irene Klotz

Irene Klotz is Senior Space Editor for Aviation Week, based in Cape Canaveral. Before joining Aviation Week in 2017, Irene spent 25 years as a wire service reporter covering human and robotic spaceflight, commercial space, astronomy, science and technology for Reuters and United Press International.

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