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OMP rendezvous with the James Webb Space Telescope

A manned orbital maintenance platform (OMP) sidles up to NASA's James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) for repair and upgrade. The James Webb Space Telescope orbits a semi-stable Lagrange point, in this case Lagrange point 2 (aka the Earth–Sun L2 point) about 930 thousand miles from the Earth. In this image the perspective is the sunshield and "back" of the JWST opposite the primary mirror where the science packages are located.

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