nasa 1 year ago
independent agency #Space and Time

How James Webb Orbits "Nothing"

The James Webb Space Telescope is now in orbit around L2! But there's nothing there, so how can it orbit when there's nothing there? We'll show how JWST maintains its orbit around the second Lagrangian Point of the Sun and Earth.

00:00 - Webb Enters Orbit

02:25 - Magellan TV

02:59 - Lagrangian Points Explained

04:29 - Station Keeping at L2

07:00 - How Webb Orbits L2

10:22 - Webb's Actual Orbit and Trajectory

12:13 - Maintaining Webb's Orbit

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