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The James Webb Space Telescope stretches out its sunshield in space

James Webb Space Telescope sunshield tensioning

The sunshield of the James Webb Space Telescope is fully unfurled. The newly launched NASA observatory – which includes Canadian contributions – passed this engineering milestone on Tuesday (Jan. 4), less than two weeks after launching on a flagship mission to better understand the universe's evolution and various cosmic objects. This page is for subscribers only. Already a subscriber? Log in. Fact-driven space news, columns, …

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The James Webb Space Telescope launches on its historic journey

Loft-off of the Ariane 5 rocket with the James Webb Space Telescope

At 7:20 a.m. EST (12:20 UTC) the powerful Ariane 5 rocket lifted off from its tropical launch pad in Kourou, French Guiana with the James Webb Space Telescope safely nestled within its fairing. It takes with it the hopes of thousands of people from 14 countries who contributed to this mission, a mission designed to expand our knowledge of the universe.

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