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Tests of the world’s most powerful space telescope have been completed, which will help search for signs of aliens


28 before 2021 14:48 GMT

The telescope will be the most complex and powerful space observatory on the planet.

The James Webb Space Telescope, which is expected to help search for signs of extraterrestrial life, has successfully completed final tests at Northrop Grumman’s facility, reach NASA. The tests aim to ensure that it will be the most complex scientific space observatory in the world Works as designed Once I’m in space.

All necessary steps are currently being taken to prepare the device for safe transport through the Panama Canal to the launch site in Kourou, French Guiana, on the northeastern coast of South America. In addition, live launch rehearsals are conducted at the Mission Operations Center (MOC) to prepare for launch day.

“NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope has reached a major turning point on its way to launch as the observatory’s integration and testing are completed… and we are very excited to see that Web ready to launch “He will soon be on that science flight,” said Gregory L. Robinson, Web program manager at NASA Headquarters in Washington.

The James Webb Space Telescope is expected to be launched in late October 2021 from Kourou Spaceport. After launch, Webb . will undergo Start-up period of six months. After a 26-minute flight aboard the Ariane 5 launch vehicle, the spacecraft will detach from the rocket and its solar panel will automatically deploy.

At a cost of 8.8 billion dollars, the device which is 100 times more powerful than the Hubble telescope, will aim to study outer planets And Planetary systemsAs well as the oldest and most distant galaxies.

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The Webb Telescope is a joint effort of NASA, the European Space Agency (ESA) and the Canadian Space Agency, with contributions from thousands of scientists, engineers and other professionals from more than 14 countries, according to the US space agency. expected to be The world’s leading space science observatory And to help unravel the mysterious structures and origins of our universe.

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