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NASA, Partners Confirm Webb Launch on Dec. 25

Status Report From: NASA HQ
Posted: Wednesday, December 22, 2021

NASA, ESA (European Space Agency), and Arianespace confirmed a targeted launch date of Saturday, Dec. 25, for the James Webb Space Telescope. A 32-minute launch window opens at 7:20 a.m. EST in Kourou, French Guiana (9:20 a.m. GFT/12:20 UTC).

An Ariane 5 rocket will lift off from Europe’s Spaceport carrying NASA’s next-generation space observatory.

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