The James Webb tests.
When they fall to earth we see them disintegrate like pretty shooting stars, but in space they can be terrifying, as their impact can carry as much energy as a rifle shot and can pierce structures.
After the incident the technical team verified that the telescope was still operating at a level that exceeds all mission requirements even though the impact will leave a marginally detectable effect on the data, it is a bad thing but it can be assumed, no believe that the engineers who designed the james webb did not think about micrometeorites of course they did in calculations and estimated that the web could withstand approximately one impact per month.
In addition, the mission of the james webb will only be between 5 to 10 years, its useful life will be much shorter than that of the Hubble Space Telescope, so the engineers decided that it was worth taking the risk and assuming the damage that was produced. , the problem is that the impact of May was one of the relatively important ones and although it was within the expected that it would happen in a few impacts, at this level it happened much earlier than expected, this is probabilistic, it can happen at the beginning or never happen.
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