After almost two and a half many years of planning and work, NASA is lastly set to launch its next-generation area observatory, the James Webb Space Telescope, this morning. The spacecraft will trip to area on prime of a European Ariane 5 rocket, taking off out of Europe’s main launch website in French Guiana, South America.
The launch is predicted to final simply 26 minutes to get JWST to area. Once it’s free of the rocket, JWST will then spend the subsequent month touring to its remaining vacation spot roughly 1 million miles from Earth and slowly unfurling to attain its remaining kind for probing the cosmos.
Here’s what you want to know to watch in the present day’s launch.
How do I watch the launch?
NASA plans to livestream in the present day’s launch on its devoted channel, NASA TV, with protection beginning at 6AM ET. You can watch the feed on NASA’s web site or on YouTube. NASA can be offering a clear feed of the launch with out commentary.
What time is the launch?
Arianespace has a launch window that begins at 7:20AM ET and ends at 7:52AM ET. The launch supplier will try to launch at the starting of the window.
Scheduled launch time: New York: 7:20AM / San Francisco: 4:20AM / London: 12:20PM / Berlin: 1:20PM / Moscow: 3:20PM / New Delhi: 5:50PM / Beijing: 8:20PM / Tokyo: 9:20PM / Melbourne: 11:20PM