Orbital Insertion Burn - Webb Arrives at L2

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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.


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This page was last updated on Wednesday, May 3, 2023 at 1:37 PM EDT.