NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope has finally launched its rocket into space today (Dec. 25).
About four hours before the scheduled Christmas morning release, The Ariane 5 rocket Began to fill 175 tons of impetus; 150 tons of liquid oxygen and 25 tons of liquid hydrogen now flow to the center of the rocket. A further 15 tons of propulsion will be loaded on top of the rocket, and refueling is expected to be completed within an hour and 22 minutes of launch, a NASA spokesman said in an update on NASA TV.
The James Webb Space Telescope It is scheduled to depart from the Guyana Space Center in Guerrero, French Guiana at 7:20 EST (1220 GMT). you can Check out the live release coverage on Space.com, Courtesy of NASA TV, EST (1100 GMT) starts at 6 p.m.
Early Birds 🤝 Night Owls Excited for the #NASAWebb Launch @ The refueling of the Ariane5 rocket began 7:20 AM ET (12:20 UTC) long before it was launched from a European spaceport in French Guiana. The live broadcast begins at 6 a.m. ET (11:00 UTC). #UnfoldTheUniverse https://t.co/RyJmhSb3ML pic.twitter.com/hbBLhSIQlzDecember 25, 2021
A NASA spokesman added: “In the next few hours a series of other interpretations will be conducted to ensure that the conditions for the launch are favorable.”