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News Event Science James Webb space telescope (JWST) launch scheduled for 24th of December.

Will JWST successfully deploy in space?

  • Yes. Good chance it goes well.

    Votes: 91 75.2%
  • No. I think something will fail. (no way to fix)

    Votes: 11 9.1%
  • Shepard.

    Votes: 19 15.7%

  • Total voters
    121

Buggy Loop

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Go Webb!

Look at that fisheye effect to make believe the earth is round !

/s
 

greyshark

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Nice page showing the current location of Webb and its deployment status:

 

Con-Z-epT

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Nice page showing the current location of Webb and its deployment status:

Cool! Thanks for sharing. Will have a look out for that.
 
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Kev Kev

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Nice page showing the current location of Webb and its deployment status:




by the time im done typing and posting this and someone actually sees it, this thing will have had enough time to make it from the east coast of florida, all the way to the west coast, and well on its way back lmao.
 

FunkMiller

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0.48% of an almost 5 trillion dollar Federal budget is just sad. We're never gonna get off this rock like that.

We should be spending at least ten times the amount on space exploration the world does now. Maybe twenty times. We have to think of our futures, as well as understanding the construction of the universe around us. The profound and lasting positive changes previous discoveries and inventions around space exploration has brought us demands we start taking it more seriously again… as opposed to wasting billions on fucking missiles, guns and Roblox.
 

Buggy Loop

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perspective my dude, 9+ billion on a single project is insane.

fun fact: the hubble space telescope is only one of a series of similar telescopes, unfortunately the others are classified and point down instead of up.

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There's no doubt there's tons of military satellites that point down on earth, but i'm not sure who can even come to the conclusion they are even remotely based on Hubble?

It's not even in the same range of optical needs. Hubble requires super light sensitive sensors and a very near field to focus on far regions of the galaxy. It would be totally pointless to turn it around and take a shot of the Earth as, relatively to what Hubble was made for, Earth is very bright and very close. Also since it's field of view is made for distant objects, you would be making insane number of mosaics just to cover 1 orbit of Earth. Even for moon shots, Hubble is outclassed by virtually all ground based telescopes.

For good ground observations they would be on such different optical needs that any internal optics would be vastly different than Hubble anyway.

So yea..

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haxan7

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We should be spending at least ten times the amount on space exploration the world does now. Maybe twenty times. We have to think of our futures, as well as understanding the construction of the universe around us. The profound and lasting positive changes previous discoveries and inventions around space exploration has brought us demands we start taking it more seriously again… as opposed to wasting billions on fucking missiles, guns and Roblox.
Sadly we need missiles and guns in order to have a society where something like NASA can exist.
 

SiteSeer

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There's no doubt there's tons of military satellites that point down on earth, but i'm not sure who can even come to the conclusion they are even remotely based on Hubble?

It's not even in the same range of optical needs. Hubble requires super light sensitive sensors and a very near field to focus on far regions of the galaxy. It would be totally pointless to turn it around and take a shot of the Earth as, relatively to what Hubble was made for, Earth is very bright and very close. Also since it's field of view is made for distant objects, you would be making insane number of mosaics just to cover 1 orbit of Earth. Even for moon shots, Hubble is outclassed by virtually all ground based telescopes.

For good ground observations they would be on such different optical needs that any internal optics would be vastly different than Hubble anyway.

So yea..

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google is your friend here, mate.

i guess the point i was trying to make was that there were waiting lines for scientists to use the instrument (hst), while at the same time a dozen or more similar craft were orbiting that were used for spying and not scientific discovery.
 
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MadAnon

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google is your friend here, mate.

i guess the point i was trying to make was that there were waiting lines for scientists to use the instrument (hst), while at the same time a dozen or more similar craft were orbiting that were used for spying and not scientific discovery.
'Reasearch yourself' is always a good indication of something that's based on a poorly researched conspiracy.

Those satellites which 'spy' on you are pretty much useless for anything else but looking at earth. Their optical capabilities are laughably poor/unsuitable for seeing anything out in the universe.
 

EviLore

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Kenan Thompson Reaction GIF


There's no doubt there's tons of military satellites that point down on earth, but i'm not sure who can even come to the conclusion they are even remotely based on Hubble?

It's not even in the same range of optical needs. Hubble requires super light sensitive sensors and a very near field to focus on far regions of the galaxy. It would be totally pointless to turn it around and take a shot of the Earth as, relatively to what Hubble was made for, Earth is very bright and very close. Also since it's field of view is made for distant objects, you would be making insane number of mosaics just to cover 1 orbit of Earth. Even for moon shots, Hubble is outclassed by virtually all ground based telescopes.

For good ground observations they would be on such different optical needs that any internal optics would be vastly different than Hubble anyway.

So yea..

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You haven't seen the leaked top secret Project MR footage bro?

 

Buggy Loop

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google is your friend here, mate.

i guess the point i was trying to make was that there were waiting lines for scientists to use the instrument (hst), while at the same time a dozen or more similar craft were orbiting that were used for spying and not scientific discovery.

The « do your own research » ? Really? No I don’t need to find some obscure geocities or 4chan conspiracy result from tHe GOOglE. I went far enough in engineering to know that you’re basically would take the worse possible tool (Hubble) for a job of observing earth. There’s no questions about it. Even someone with basics optics knowledge from entry level physics in college would understand how it doesn’t make any sense.

Turning spy satellites 180 degrees to observe the universe is just as bad of an idea as using Hubble like telescopes to spy down on Earth. It simply doesn’t work like that.
 
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FunkMiller

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perspective my dude, 9+ billion on a single project is insane.

fun fact: the hubble space telescope is only one of a series of similar telescopes, unfortunately the others are classified and point down instead of up.

I can’t even begin to reply to a post claiming that Hubble is in any way similar to low orbit satellites. It’s kind of like comparing a Formula One car to a skateboard with a hairdryer strapped to it.
 

IDKFA

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google is your friend here, mate.

i guess the point i was trying to make was that there were waiting lines for scientists to use the instrument (hst), while at the same time a dozen or more similar craft were orbiting that were used for spying and not scientific discovery.

 

Rentahamster

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i guess the point i was trying to make was that there were waiting lines for scientists to use the instrument (hst), while at the same time a dozen or more similar craft were orbiting that were used for spying and not scientific discovery.
Is that the point, though? That's just stating an observation about our current allocation of money. The point would be your thoughts on that observation and what you think the best way of going forward would be. As in:

"We spend a lot more money and resources on spy stuff, and relatively not as much for scientific discovery. Therefore . . . what?"