NASA Provides Update on Webb Telescope Launch
The launch readiness date for the James Webb Space Telescope is moving to no earlier than Dec. 22 to allow for additional testing of the observatory, following a recent incident...News SciencesNovember 22, 2021
Targeted launch date for Webb: 18 December 2021
ESA, NASA and Arianespace have jointly defined 18 December 2021 as the target launch date for Ariane 5 flight VA256. This third Ariane 5 launch of 2021 will fly the James Webb...News Ariane, SciencesSeptember 8, 2021
Webb passes key launch clearance review
The international James Webb Space Telescope has passed the final mission analysis review for its launch on an Ariane 5 rocket from Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana.News SciencesJuly 1, 2021
Webb’s golden mirror wings open one last time on...
As part of the international James Webb Space Telescope’s final tests, the 6.5 meter (21 feet 4 inch) mirror was commanded to fully expand and lock itself into place, just like it...News SciencesMay 12, 2021
NASA Announces New James Webb Space Telescope...
NASA now is targeting Oct. 31, 2021, for the launch of the agency’s James Webb Space Telescope from French Guiana, due to impacts from the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic...News SciencesJuly 16, 2020
NASA Leadership Assessing Mission Impacts of...
To protect the health and safety of the NASA workforce as the nation responds to coronavirus (COVID-19), agency leadership recently completed the first assessment of work underway...News SciencesMarch 20, 2020
[PRESS] James Webb Space Telescope (Weeb) sees...
The James Webb Space Telescope (Webb) has reached a key milestone with the completion of cryogenic tests on its telescope and instruments.News ObservationNovember 20, 2017
JWST France workshop at IAP on November 8, 9 and...
Following the JWST-France workshop that took place on May 27, 2016 in CNES Paris, and to pursue the preparation of the community to these different calls, 3 themed workshops and 1...News, Event SciencesOctober 14, 2016
JWST instruments are coming in from the cold
After being tested at extremely low temperatures for more than two months, the four instruments of the James Webb Space Telescope are preparing to come in from the cold.News SciencesFebruary 4, 2016
Press Release: MIRI mission: France on board the...
On 19 February 2004, the CNES Board of Directors decided to give technical and financial support to the CNRS and CEA teams working on the Mid Infrared Instrument MIRI for the...News SciencesFebruary 24, 2004