James Webb Space Telescope moves in the direction of meeting its launch vehicle

(ORDO NEWS) — December 7th Space Telescope, NASA’s James Webb has been moved into the final assembly shop of the European Spaceport located in French Guiana, to connect with his future launch vehicle brand Ariane 5.

Status telescope systems placed inside a special container for transport to the mobile “clean room” was carefully monitored throughout the entire process of transportation from one building to another.

The Ariane 5 rocket, which will carry the Webb telescope into space, was transported to the same building on November 29. Here, height-adjustable platforms will allow engineers to gain access to the rocket and its payload.

The next stages of preparation for this mission will include safely lifting the Webb telescope to the upper platform, which has been prepared so that the telescope can be attached to the upper stage of the Ariane 5 rocket. Once the telescope is attached to the rocket, the technicians will continue to work on the collapsed scientific instrument. specially adapted rocket nose cone.

In preparation for the launch, scheduled for December 22, teams on Earth have completed critical operations to fuel the spacecraft with fuel that will be used for maneuvering in space.

James Webb will be the largest and most powerful telescope ever launched into space. Within the framework of an agreement on international cooperation, the European Space Agency (ESA) provides services for the launch of the telescope.

Working with partners, ESA is responsible for the development and quality control of adaptations of the Ariane 5 rocket for the Webb mission. The James Webb Space Telescope mission is a joint project between NASA, ESA and the Canadian Space Agency.


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