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Old 2021-08-21, 18:32   #1
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Default James Webb Terrestrial Telescope

In November or early December 2021, it is planned to launch the James Webb Space Telescope with a 6.5-meter mirror.
One of the main tasks of the program is the detection of exoplanets, satellites of these planets and the spectral lines of these planets.

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Perigee altitude 374,000 km.
Apogee altitude 1,500,000 km.

The estimated launch date has been postponed many times.
The project budget exceeds $ 10 billion.
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In November or early December 2021, it is planned to launch the James Webb Space Telescope with a 6.5-meter mirror.
One of the main tasks of the program is the detection of exoplanets, satellites of these planets and the spectral lines of these planets.

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Perigee altitude 374,000 km.
Apogee altitude 1,500,000 km.

The estimated launch date has been postponed many times.
The project budget exceeds $ 10 billion.
Just Wait, Still Terrestrial.
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Just Wait, Still Terrestrial.
Reminds me of Denver International Airport (DIA). Design changes by United Airlines during construction and other factors repeatedly pushed back completion. People were saying that the initials stood for "Delay It Again."

The Hubble Space Telescope was originally scheduled for launch in 1986, was delayed by the events of January 28, 1986, was finally put in orbit in 1990, and went into full service after the 1993 mission to install corrective optics to compensate for an improperly-shaped main mirror. It has had several upgrade and repair missions since then, and is not quite dead yet. Its total cost, repair missions and all, is estimated at around $10 billion US.

The James Webb Space telescope was initially scheduled to launch in 2007. The launch was delayed until 2011, then 2014, then 2018, then 2021. Its cost has been estimated at $10 billion US, and it's still not launched yet.

Because its planned deployment is at the Earth-Sun L2 Lagrange point, a million miles beyond Earth as seen by Mr. Sun, there will be no service missions. It will have to use fuel to maintain its position, and its fuel supply is expected to run out in ten years or so.
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Because its planned deployment is at the Earth-Sun L2 Lagrange point, a million miles beyond Earth as seen by Mr. Sun, there will be no service missions. It will have to use fuel to maintain its position, and its fuel supply is expected to run out in ten years or so.
No planned service missions.

Who knows what young Mr Musk may be able to do by 2035?
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Reminds me of Denver International Airport (DIA). Design changes by United Airlines during construction and other factors repeatedly pushed back completion. People were saying that the initials stood for "Delay It Again."
That's what they want you to believe... but really, it was delayed so the Illuminati and New World Order could construct their secret underground bunker to survive the apocalypse!
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That's what they want you to believe... but really, it was delayed so the Illuminati and New World Order could construct their secret underground bunker to survive the apocalypse!
I liked the yarn about there being a secret underground military base beneath DIA. And that it was just one of a whole network of underground military bases throughout the lower 48, with a whole underground road system connecting them. I hope the road system functions better than the baggage-handling system at DIA did when operations began.

Then there's the true story about DIA's "demon" sculpture that killed its creator...
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