Scientists will release additional images and data from the James Webb Space Telescope today, including ultra-sharp infrared views of a star-forming nebula, a colorful cloud of gas around a dying star, a group of distant galaxies, and the first measurement of the composition of a planet around another star. The images will be released at 3:30pm BST (1430 GMT/10:30 a.m. EDT).
Spaceflight Now’s Editor, Stephen Clark, speaks with NASA’s Keith Parrish, the commissioning manager for the Webb Space Telescope. It is his job to make sure the observatory unfolds and extends correctly. He talks us through the deployment sequence in the month after launch. Find out how shake, shimmy and twirl are in the ground controller’s tool box to fix anything that goes wrong.