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JWST was successfully launched by Ariane 5 on Christmas Day, December 25, 2021. Just 28 minutes later the Space Telescope was released from the Ariane 5 upper stage to commence its journey to its final orbit at the Lagrange L2 point some 1.5 million kms away. During the following days the Space Telescope Institute began a whole series of complicated operations to unfold and unpack the telescope. This presentation covers what happened in the three weeks after the successful launch.

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