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Deploying a Web Rocket to Complete the Launch Pad – Final Position on Earth

The Ariane 5 rocket in Arianespace, equipped with NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope, will be launched on a launch pad at the Giana Space Center’s European spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana, on Thursday, December 23, 2021. The James Webb Space Telescope (sometimes called JWST or Webb) is a large infrared telescope with a 21.3-foot (6.5-meter) primary mirror. The observatory studies every stage of the history of the universe, from within the solar system to the furthest observable galaxies in the early universe. Credits: NASA / Bill Ingalls

NASAof James Webb Space Telescope – Inside the Ariane 5 rocket in space – has arrived at its final location on Earth. Arianespace ELA-3 launch complex in a European spaceport near Kourou, French Guiana. Webb will be launched on Saturday, December 25, at 7:20 EST. With the Webb and its rocket firmly anchored to the pad, the team will perform an electrical diagnostic to make sure all lights are green. The team powers on the observatory while at the launch pad and runs a final survival test to ensure that all systems are powered and functioning before takeoff.



Deploying a Web Rocket to Complete the Launch Pad – Final Position on Earth

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