One more mode, and James Webb is ready for any of its scientific missions
Article by: Andacs Robert Eugen, on 03 July 2022, at 03:45 am Los Angeles time
There is little left until the most powerful telescope ever launched will be 100% able to do any of its scientific missions.
The James Webb Space Telescope has so far 3 of the 4 instruments ready for scientific missions. These are NIRSpec, NIRISS, and MIRI, while the NIRCam instrument is 80% functional.
For NIRCam there is probably less than 1 day left until the Webb team manages to calibrate its latest mode, Coronagraphy, making the instrument ready for science.
Until then, however, the other 3 instruments are already ready to decipher the Universe, which was also confirmed by the scientists who first received clear and full-color images from the telescope.
They claimed that the first images were spectacular and almost made them cry. Read more about it here.
In any case, we have to wait until July 12 and hope that this wait is fully worth it.
Good luck Webb in your wonderful mission!