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"Everything is Hunky Dory" says BBC

So far, so good. The US space agency says the post-launch set-up of the new James Webb telescope has gone very well.

"As smoothly as we could have hoped for."

Engineering teams are in the middle of unpacking the observatory from its folded launch configuration to the layout needed for operations.

This involves the deployment of several structures, the most critical of which are Webb's mirrors and sun shield.

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