With a communications glitch resolved, NASA and the European Space Agency have rescheduled the launch of the James Webb Space Telescope on an Ariane 5 for Dec. 24.
While a formal announcement from NASA and ESA was still pending as of late Dec. 17, various sources, including the Space Telescope Science Institute, said that they had rescheduled the launch for Dec. 24 at 7:20 a.m. Eastern after the communications problem between the spacecraft and ground equipment delayed the launch. The agencies finally publicly confirmed the new launch date early Dec. 18 after encapsulation of JWST within the Ariane 5 payload fairing was complete.
JWST launch rescheduled for Dec. 24
With a communications glitch resolved, NASA and ESA have rescheduled the launch of the James Webb Space Telescope on an Ariane 5 for Dec. 24.
Been a long time coming, I swear I have been hearing about this telescope for about a decade as if it was only a few years away.
Now the time is finally here.