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James Webb Space Telescope (JWST)

Ariane 5 ECA+

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James Webb Space Telescope (JWST)

Type: Astrophysics

The James Webb Space Telescope is a space telescope developed by NASA, ESA and CSA to succeed the Hubble Space Telescope as NASA's flagship astrophysics mission. Its primary mirror, the Optical Telescope Element, is composed of 18 hexagonal mirror segments which combine to create a 6.5 m diameter mirror, considerably larger than Hubble's 2.4 m mirror. This will allow JWST to provide improved infrared resolution and sensitivity over Hubble, and will enable a broad range of investigations across the fields of astronomy and cosmology, including observing some of the most distant events and objects in the universe, such as the formation of the first galaxies.

Mission patch for James Webb Space Telescope (JWST)

Location

Ariane Launch Area 3

Kourou, French Guiana

310 rockets have launched from Kourou, French Guiana.

Ariane Launch Area 3, Kourou, French Guiana

Rocket

Ariane 5 ECA+

Length: 57.7 meters
Diameter: 5.4 meters
First Launch: August 7, 2019

Ariane 5 ECA+ is a variant of the Ariane 5 heavy-lift vehicle, with a taller ECA-D upper stage.

The Ariane 5 ECA+ rocket has been launched a total of 5 times with 5 successful and 0 failed launches.

Agency

Arianespace

Type: Commercial
Abbreviation: ASA
Administration: CEO: Stéphane Israël
Founded: 1980
Launchers: Ariane 5 | Vega

Country: FRA

Arianespace SA is a multinational company founded in 1980 as the world’s first commercial launch service provider. It undertakes the production, operation, and marketing of the Ariane programme. Their vehicles launch exclusively from French Guiana in South America.

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Ken & Judy O
Ken & Judy O'Neill
4 months ago

Here is the greatest telescope ever launched, (James Webb).
This will be looking back into time when the universe was developing .
Successful launch and let’s hope new discoveries for us all .

Ken & Judy O
Ken & Judy O' Neill
Reply to  Ken & Judy O'Neill
2 months ago

P.S this will so take the pressure of our old trusty friend “Hubble” who has done a fantastic job all these years, keep on keeping on.

Ken & Judy O
Ken & Judy O' Neill
1 month ago

Worth ever cent of the 10 Billion spent on this “time machine ” which is capable of looking back into where we have come from .
Back to the future folks lets hope we find what we are looking for .