James Webb Space Telescope

James Webb Space Telescope arrives in French Guiana

James Webb Space Telescope arrives in French Guiana

NASA is preparing to launch the James Webb Space Telescope into orbit to begin exploring the universe. Recently, NASA announced that the telescope had arrived in French Guiana, where its launch site is located. The journey from the NASA facility to French Guiana was accomplished by ship spending 16 days at sea.

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NASA is making its guest list for the James Webb Space Telescope launch

NASA is making its guest list for the James Webb Space Telescope launch

There has been some controversy surrounding the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) of late, with some wanting NASA to change its name. However, NASA has stuck to its name and has now begun to invite the press and other VIPs to witness the launch of the JWST. Currently, the launch is scheduled for December 18, 2021.

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The groundbreaking James Webb Space Telescope just got its launch date

The groundbreaking James Webb Space Telescope just got its launch date

NASA has set a launch date for the James Webb Space Telescope, setting the long-anticipated successor to Hubble on its final countdown to unprecedented views of our galaxy and the greater universe beyond. It's been a long road to get to a 2021 launch window for Webb, which has been in development since 1996.

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Here’s what comes next for NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope

Here’s what comes next for NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope

The James Webb Space Telescope has passed its final ground tests, though the biggest challenge for NASA's de-facto Hubble replacement is still ahead. What could be the most intricate example of astronomical origami so far not only promises an unprecedented view of the universe, but a bold example of how scientific imagination can figure out how to work around the practical limits of space flight.

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James Webb Space Telescope is ready to ship to its launch site

James Webb Space Telescope is ready to ship to its launch site

NASA has confirmed the James Webb Space Telescope has successfully completed all of its testing. With the final tests complete, the telescope is being prepared to be shipped to its launch site. Engineers at Northrop Grumman completed the extensive test regime on the telescope designed to ensure Webb is completely operational once it reaches orbit.

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James Webb Telescope gets its own stunning poster anyone can download

James Webb Telescope gets its own stunning poster anyone can download

NASA has released its latest poster and it is quite possibly the most stunning artwork the space agency has released to date. The new poster, which anyone can download and print, is inspired by the James Webb Space Telescope, which is currently scheduled to launch later this year. The new artwork joins NASA's existing posters, including ones based on space travel and more.

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NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope has hit three big milestones

NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope has hit three big milestones

The James Webb Space Telescope, the effective successor to Hubble, has hit three new significant milestones, as NASA prepares to launch the powerful instrument later this year. It's getting increasingly close to crunch time for Webb, which will grant scientists an unprecedented view of distant galaxies and could help unlock the secrets of how the universe formed, and continues to evolve.

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The James Webb Space Telescope launch is delayed (again)

The James Webb Space Telescope launch is delayed (again)

NASA has pushed back the launch of the James Webb Space Telescope, another delay for the Hubble successor, though the aim is still to have the huge and complex instrument heading to its new home in space before the end of the year. The team behind the telescope project - a collaboration between NASA and the European Space Agency (ESA) - had previously intended to launch on October 31, 2021.

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The James Webb Space Telescope bloomed one last time on Earth

The James Webb Space Telescope bloomed one last time on Earth

Like a huge, technological flower, the James Webb Space Telescope has fully opened its vast mirror for the final time while still Earthbound, with the hexagonal array of precisely configured reflectors blooming for one last test before the instrument's launch later in 2021. Set to supplant Hubble as NASA, the ESA, and the CSA's preeminent eye-in-the-sky, Webb is intended to give scientists an unprecedented infrared view of the universe.

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Engineers pack up the James Webb Space Telescope’s sunshield

Engineers pack up the James Webb Space Telescope’s sunshield

Engineers working on the James Web Space Telescope have announced they have successfully folded up and packed away a vital component of the telescope for its journey into space starting later this year. The sunshield is a five-layer, diamond-shaped structure approximately the size of a tennis court. The massive sunshield was designed to fold up around the two sides of the telescope and fit inside the smaller confines of the launch vehicle.

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James Webb Space Telescope hit several big milestones in February

James Webb Space Telescope hit several big milestones in February

NASA says the James Webb Space Telescope reached multiple milestones in February, paving the way for its launch this upcoming fall season. The milestones included the final functional performance tests, which were conducted at Northrop Grumman's California location. Assuming everything goes according to schedule, the telescope should launch in October.

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James Webb Space Telescope will study the origins of cosmic dust

James Webb Space Telescope will study the origins of cosmic dust

NASA is looking forward to the James Webb Space Telescope launching and already has plenty of science planned for the telescope. One of the mysteries that the telescope will help solve is why there appears to be more cosmic dust in galaxies than expected. Where exactly the cosmic dust comes from is a mystery.

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