James Webb Space Telescope Is Now Orbiting L2 Lagrange Point A Million Miles from Earth.

 

“Why L2? If you try to stay closer, you've got to expend fuel to stay there. But at L2, in a halo orbit, the mission life for this vehicle will be the longest (perhaps 20 years).”

— Scott Willoughby, Webb Program Manager, Northrop Grumman

 

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