James Webb Telescope to Launch Christmas -Eve- Day!
NASA’s James Webb Space Space Telescope (JWST) will launch on Christmas Eve, December 24 at 7:20 AM EST! Webb is encapsulated in its fairing atop the Ariane 5 launch vehicle. We’re going to take a look at the final steps leading up to launch, and beyond.
00:00 Webb is ready 02:45 Magellan TV 03:29 Clamp Band Anomaly 05:01 Fueling Operations 06:15 Ariane 5 Readied and Webb Fueled 06:48 Contamination Control 09:23 Stacking Webb on the Ariane 5 09:52 Aliveness Test Problem 12:11 Fairing Encapsulation 13:08 Launching Webb