James Webb “Largest Space Telescope” Has Launched Christmas Day!

“After 14 years, the James Webb Telescope will be lifting off from Europe's Spaceport in French Guiana on an Arianespace Ariane 5 rocket with the new target date of December 25, 2021, and a launch window of between 7:20 AM and 7:52 AM Eastern time.”    Launch was a success!

NASA press release, December 21, 2021

James Webb Space Telescope had a beautiful launch this Christmas morning on an Ariane 5 rocket from the Guiana Space Center in Kourou, French Guina, December 25, 2021. Webb travels for about a month to reach its orbit at the second Sun-Earth Lagrange point (L2), 1.5 million kilometers (940,000 miles) from Earth. Image by NASA.
James Webb Space Telescope had a beautiful launch this Christmas morning on an Ariane 5 rocket from the Guiana Space Center in Kourou, French Guina, December 25, 2021. Webb travels for about a month to reach its orbit at the second Sun-Earth Lagrange point (L2), 1.5 million kilometers (940,000 miles) from Earth. Image by NASA.

 

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