Dec 28

Launch to Day 2

Webb launches from the ESA spaceport on The Ariane 5 Rocket
Image credit: ESA/CNES/Arianespace

What’s up with Webb – home

Webb already passed several milestones since its spectacular launch last Saturday. It separated from the Ariane 5 rocket, unfolded its solar panels, and completed two engine burns to adjust its course. It also unfolded its gimbaled antenna for better communications.

Read more about the launch here.

The James Webb Space Telescope is now safely in space. IMAGE: NASA, ESA