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Thread #170768   Message #4129713
Posted By: Stilly River Sage
22-Dec-21 - 08:30 PM
Thread Name: BS: SPACE - James Webb Telescope LAUNCH-Dec 2021
Subject: RE: BS: SPACE - James Webb Telescope LAUNCH
It's a totally amazing telescope, but it is being assembled into the rocket that will launch it in a way that it can eventually unfurl, like an umbrella. Umbrellas are finicky, and they are trying to design this telescope to avoid some of the pitfalls that plague umbrellas in motion.