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posted by martyb on Saturday December 25 2021, @11:30AM   Printer-friendly
from the this-time-for-sure! dept.

James Webb Space Telescope reaches launch pad for Christmas liftoff

The James Webb Space Telescope is due to launch on Saturday (Dec. 25) during a 32-minute window that opens at 7:20 a.m. EST (1220 GMT). The massive observatory will blast off from Kourou, French Guiana, atop an Ariane 5 rocket operated by European launch provider Arianespace. You can watch launch coverage live at Space.com beginning at 6 a.m. EST (1100 GMT) courtesy of NASA or you can watch directly at the agency's website.

ESA launch kit (PDF).

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  • (Score: 2) by crafoo on Saturday December 25 2021, @03:12PM (1 child)

    by crafoo (6639) on Saturday December 25 2021, @03:12PM (#1207796)

    Damn I missed the launch. I just assumed it would be pushed back again!

    I was watching Scott Manley's video yesterday on Webb and I think he said it will take about 2 weeks to get into the final orbit out past the moon-earth L2 point. They undershot on the upper stage because there was a risk it would be an over-performing engine and send the telescope out past it's orbit, with too much energy for the telescope to use it's fuel to return.

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  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday December 25 2021, @05:12PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Saturday December 25 2021, @05:12PM (#1207815)

    >> Damn I missed the launch. I just assumed it would be pushed back again!

    Yeah, I'd put aside some time in 2029 too.