Orbital Insertion Burn - Webb Arrives at L2

  • Released Monday, February 7, 2022
  • ID: 14087

B-roll of Webb Telescope Mission Operation Control room at the Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore during the Mid-Course Correction Burn #2 on January 24, 2022 to place the spacecraft into it's science orbit around the L2 point (Lagrange Point 2).

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.

Mission Operations Control loop audio during Mid-Course Correction Burn #2 on January 24, 2022. Note: Long pauses of silence were edited out to shorten the audio clip. All spoken audio was retained. Corresponding video was captured by 2 ceiling mounted cameras in the MOC at the Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore, Maryland.

Dr. John Mather addresses the Webb Mission Opertations Control Team after Webb is successfully placed into its science orbit around the Lagrange Point #2 (L2) on January 24, 2022.


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NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center

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