NASA to launch James Webb Space Telescope: Watch live tomorrow
The space agency's largest and most powerful space science telescope will be launched from French Guiana on December 25 at 07:20 a.m. EST (5.50 p.m. IST)
NASA has a special present for astronomers and skywatchers this Christmas. The space agency's largest and most powerful space science telescope will launch from French Guiana on December 25 at 07:20 a.m. EST (5.50 p.m. IST).
It carries four main scientific instruments and will "hunt for the unobserved formation of the first galaxies, as well as to look inside dust clouds where stars and planetary systems are forming today," according to NASA.
Due to problems with electrical connections between the launch vehicle and its payload, the launch date was pushed back to December 24. Due to terrible weather conditions at the launch site, it was further postponed until Christmas Day.
The telescope will aid in the study of first light, galaxies, star birth, protoplanetary systems, and planetary systems, as well as the beginning of life.
James Webb Space Telescope launch: Here's how to watch
On NASA TV, you may watch the launch live online. Sign up at NASA to become a virtual guest of the Webb Launch and have access to handpicked content. Virtual visitors will receive a stamp in their virtual guest passports from the space agency.