Universe  ID: 14087

Orbital Insertion Burn - Webb Arrives at L2

On January 24, 2022 at 2 p.m. EST, Webb fired its onboard thrusters for nearly five minutes (297 seconds) to complete the final postlaunch course correction to Webb’s trajectory. This mid-course correction burn inserted Webb toward its final orbit around the second Sun-Earth Lagrange point, or L2, nearly 1 million miles away from the Earth.

Credits

Michael McClare (KBRwyle): Lead Producer
Michael McClare (KBRwyle): Lead Videographer
Aaron E. Lepsch (ADNET): Lead Technical Support
John Mather (NASA/GSFC): Scientist
Pat Kennedy (KBRwyle): Lead Engineer
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NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center