Updates James Webb Space Telescope updates

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Tell me why I don't like mondays...

The clamp band that was supposed to secure the telescope to the launcher got released, no idea how this is even possible. How cursed can a probe be?
 

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How cursed can a probe be?
You called?
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Murphy’s Law? As one of my CNC machinist guys used to say, ‘What the hell, doesn’t anything work around here?!?’

Hope they correctly tested the optics this time, don’t wanna see Hubble all over again, ain’t fixin’ it this time!
 

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I don't know you, but a successful launch would be my Christmas present ! :hailprobe:
When Hubble was fixed in 1993, the confirmation it was good was around Christmas time, so there is a precedent for space telescopes to work at this time of the year.
 

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Just sorta side note. At a recent gathering, I happen to run into one of the engineers at A.I. Solutions, the contractor responsible for navigation for the Webb. This was last Friday and he had to work the weekend to update something in the software and ship it back by Monday. Cool meet!
Those guys are waiting with fingers crossed and bated breath.
 

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I feel like it should just wait until January at this point. It'll be interesting to see what sort of trillion-dollar cube-sat gets sent up to fix it next year.
 

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Seems like a lot of little conspiracies added up to bring us to a Dec 25th blast off.
 
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