From the July 2010 issue

Looking forward to Webb’s view of the past

Once the James Webb Space Telescope reaches its final orbit, the complex process of deploying the massive instrument will begin.
By | Published: July 26, 2010 | Last updated on May 18, 2023
September 2010 WE Webb deployment
James Webb Space Telescope.
Northrop Grumman

If all goes according to plan, the James Webb Space Telescope will blast off from the European Space Agency’s launch center near Kourou, French Guinea, in late 2014 or early 2015.