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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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What the U.S. commitment to extending International Space Station operations to 2030 means for Canada

This mosaic depicts the International Space Station pictured from the SpaceX Crew Dragon Endeavour during a fly around of the orbiting lab that took place following its undocking from the Harmony module’s space-facing port on Nov. 8, 2021

The announcement by NASA that the White House had committed to extend the operations of the International Space Station (ISS) to 2030 will not surprise many. Though the announcement came on New Year's Eve, it sets the stage for negotiations that are expected to conclude in 2022, including a Canadian commitment. This page is for subscribers only. Already a subscriber? Log in. Fact-driven space news, …

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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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