- TL;DR Summary
- Concerning the centrifugal force acting on James Webb telescope
When the Webb is at a point on its L2 orbit, (not at L2), what direction is the centrifugal force vector compared to the direction of the combined earth-sun gravity vector on the opposite side? Is the direction of this centrifugal vector ALWAYS parallel to the sun-earth plane? or is it always opposite (straght line connects the combined gravity and centrifugal)?