Engineers must make do with traditional telemetry because of a lot of practical problems.
Why doesn't the James Webb Space Telescope have any cameras onboard? : Read more
That would be cool!Great, informative article, as ever. Question - is there any other earth / orbit based telescope that could capture a "natural" image of the Webb, or is it simply too small and dim?
There is a website of the "virtual telescope" that is showing pictures of the sunshield. It is a tiny white dot in a sea of stars.James Webb Space Telescope: a new image - 06 Jan. 2022 - The Virtual Telescope Project 2.0