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Breaking news! James Webb Telescope is scheduled to lift off at 7:20 a.m. EST (12:20 UTC), Dec. 25, 2021, aboard an Ariane 5 rocket from Europe's Spaceport in French Guiana.
Breaking news! We have a little more time to wait and the James Webb telescope will be launched with the mission of fascinating us about the Universe we are in. We have a little more to wait and we will be able to see the wonders of the Universe. We have to wait a little longer to see the Universe from a different perspective than we have seen so far. We have to wait a little longer to finally see the beginnings of the Universe. We have to wait a little longer to see how small we really are compared to the entire universe. In a few moments, French Guiana will become a historic place, from where one of the most powerful telescopes in the world was launched on Christmas Day 2021.
After the successful launch, it will be seen that the 15 years of work, the thousands of people who have worked and are working on these telescopes, approx. $ 14 billion invested in this telescope, a lot of work, all worth it. In this telescope we see for the first time the work of the whole Earth, which really wants to see everything from the beginning until now. That meant 20 countries that worked on this telescope and 29 US states, over 300 universities and organizations and companies, each made this launch possible. Countries that participated in the construction of this telescope:
Austria, Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, French, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States
There were also many other companies and components brought from other countries. The main ones that worked on the realization of the telescope are the ones above.
Thanks to all those who worked on this telecop, to all the countries, even those that do not appear above, but from which come some tools for building components.
More about the telescope:
The whole process of building the telescope took 15 years, and in these 15 years, a telescope capable of many has been developed! MN Colibri is the ship with which Webb arrived from California in French Guiana in a container, navigating the Panama Canal.
After arriving in French Guiana, ESA announced that it had reached a 6-ton telescope, 10.5 m high and almost 4.5 m wide. However, the load with which the ship arrived was approximately approx. 76 tons, 6 tons are from the telescope, and the other 70 are different materials and equipment. ESA has announced that it offers extremely good conditions for the telescope, in clean rooms, even after it is mounted on the rocket. But now, it's on Spaceport in French Guiana. But, as far as we know, ESA said, it will be launched from the spaceport of French Guiana, which is somewhere in the middle of the forest.
Thousands of people have worked to remove this telescope and only 100 specialists are now working for this launch. ESA and NASA have divided these specialists into several groups, each dealing with a specific part. In the end, it should theoretically have all the teams put everything they worked on together, so the James Webb telescope is ready to launch.
James Webb Telescope is an international partnership between NASA, ESA and the Canadian Space Agency (CSA).
General information about James Webb Telescope:
- Launch mass: 6,500 kg (14,300 lb)
- Dimensions: 20.197 m × 14.162 m (66.26 ft × 46.46 ft), sun-shield
- Power: 2 kW
- Type: Korsch telescope
- Diameter: 6.5 m (21 ft)
- Focal length: 131.4 m (431 ft)
- Collecting area: 25.4 m2 (273 sq ft)
- Launch date: 25 December 2021
- Mission duration: 10 years (planned)
(credit: Wikipedia for general information - above information about James Webb Telescope)
We wish success to ESA, NASA and CSA, as well as to all those working on the launch, to be able to complete the checks and get a spectacular launch.
Article by: Andacs Robert Eugen, on 25 December 2021, at 02:35 am Los Angeles time
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