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How James Webb Orbits "Nothing"

Creator: Launch Pad Astronomy    Category: Education    Added: 04 Feb 2022

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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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