After quite a number of delays over the years, the launch date for the James Webb Space Telescope has been scheduled. Provided there is nothing else Last minute setback, back to Hubble Space Telescope Scheduled to take flight on Saturday 25th December.
NASA expects the Ariane 5 rocket carrying the JWST to lift off no later than 7:20 a.m. ET on Christmas Day from the Guyana Space Center in Kourou, French Guiana. You can watch the entire event unfold, starting with pre-launch coverage, starting at 3 a.m. ET. The space agency will broadcast the launch on its website NASA Live as well as on Facebook social networking siteAnd TwitterAnd Youtube And Twitch.
Understandably, there is plenty of excitement for JWST to finally make its way into space. Not only will the successful launch mark the end of a turbulent 14-year development cycle, but the telescope, which has sensors far more advanced than Hubble, will allow astronomers to peek into black holes and early galaxies in a way that they didn’t. able to do in the past.
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