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Host: Andrew Sutkowski / Roger Preece

The JWST (James Webb Space Telescope) is scheduled for launch from the European Space Agency (ESA) launch facility at Kourou, French Guiana, on Wednesday December 22 2021. The lauch vehicle is an Ariane V heavy launch vehicle manufactured by Airbus. This presentation, the first of two, will cover the preparations for the launch and the sequence of events taking place once the launcher has lifted off. The basic design of the JWST will be highlighted, as will the scientific mission for which it is intended.

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