Webb Telescope Launch Highlights

  • Released Monday, December 27, 2021

Webb Launch Broadcast Highlights - December 25, 2021

Video of the Webb Telescope separation from the Ariane 5 launcher on December 25, 2021. The spacecraft separation was captured by the Independent Video Telemetry Kit (VIKI). It captured this view from the upper stage of the Ariane 5 rocket during the launch of the James Webb Space Telescope. The VIKI sytem was developed by the Irish space company Réaltra Space Systems Engineering.


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NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center and ESA
Camera provided by Realtor Space Systems Engineering

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This page was originally published on Monday, December 27, 2021.
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