Ready to showcase the Webb space telescope’s first full-color images …
Back in touch with a spacecraft on an important mission to the Moon ….
And our Artemis I Moon rocket and spacecraft move a step closer to launch … a few of the stories to tell you about – This Week at
Ready to Showcase Webb Telescope’s First Full-Color Images
The much-anticipated release of the James Webb Space Telescope’s first full-color images and spectroscopic data is targeted for July 12 at 10:30 a.m. EDT, during a live broadcast from NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center. That show will be available on NASA TV, the NASA app, the agency’s website, and various social media platforms. As each image is released, it will simultaneously be posted to social media and to our website at: nasa.gov/webbfirstimages. These first images will demonstrate Webb at its full power, ready to begin its mission to unfold the infrared universe.
CAPSTONE Team is Back in Touch with Spacecraft
After experiencing post-launch communications issues on July 4, teams for NASA’s Cislunar Autonomous Positioning System Technology Operations and Navigation Experiment, or CAPSTONE mission have re-established contact with the spacecraft. The team has determined that an improperly formatted command sent to the spacecraft’s radio caused the issues. Data received from the spacecraft indicate that it is in good health, and it operated safely on its own while it was out of contact with Earth. As originally planned, CAPSTONE is still expected to arrive to its lunar orbit later this year on November 13. The mission will test a unique, elliptical lunar orbit for Gateway, a Moon-orbiting outpost that is part of NASA’s Artemis program.
Artemis I Moon Rocket and Spacecraft Back at Vehicle Assembly Building
On July 2, the Space Launch System, or