Ariane 5 ECA+ | James Webb Space Telescope (JWST)

Ariane 5 ECA+ | James Webb Space Telescope (JWST)

Ariane Launch Area 3
Kourou, French Guiana

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Arianespace

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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James Webb Space Telescope (JWST)

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.

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Ariane 5 ECA+


Height 57.70 Meters

Max Stages 2

Mass To GTO 10200 kg

Liftoff Thrust 11400 kN

Diameter 5.40 Meters

Mass To LEO 0 kg

Liftoff Mass 780 Tonnes


Launch Success 5

Consecutive Success 5

Maiden Flight 2019-08-07

Launch Failures 0


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Cosmic_Penguin

2021-11-25T00:56:35+0000

New launch date confirmed after additional spacecraft testing.

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Nosu

2021-11-22T21:37:57+0000

Delayed by four days due to a processing incident.

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Nosu

2021-10-13T20:09:44+0000

Adding launch window

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spacevogel

2021-09-08T13:22:56+0000

Targeted launch date announced

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Nosu

2021-06-02T12:20:55+0000

JWST launch now TBD November.

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