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NASA’s 10 Billion Observatory with James Webb Telescope to be Launched Soon


Published on: September 10, 2021,

NASA is planning to launch James Webb Telescope into orbit on December 18, 2021. It will serve as premier deep space observatory for next decade.  The target date was launched after Webb recently completed its testing. The new date also follows launching an Ariane 5 rocket in Late July and it was the first for an Ariane 5 since August 2020.


Webb is an international program led by NASA and partnered with ESA and Canadian Space Agency. They will together launch on an Ariane 5 from Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana on the northeastern coast of South America. Webb is highly complex space telescope testing its final stow at Northrop Grumman’s facilities in Redondo Beach, California.


“Webb is an exemplary mission that signifies epitome of perseverance,” said Gregory L. Robinson, Webb’s program director at NASA Headquarters in Washington. “I am inspired by dedicated team and global partnership that has made this endeavor possible. We have overcome obstacles as well as challenges during corona virus pandemic.  I also am grateful for support of congress. We have an observatory and I am waiting for the big day to launch the rocket. It will be amazing science to come,” said Gregory.


The Webb team is preparing for shipments. There will be journey to the launch site. The major elements of Ariane 5 rocket that will carry Webb into space have safely arrived in Kourou, French Guiana from Europe.


The Webb telescope’s revolutionary technology will explore phase of cosmic history from solar system to most observable galaxies in early universe. Webb will find out unexpected discoveries and help human to understand the origins of universe and our place in it.


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