Tag: ESA

James Webb Space Telescope Successfully Unfurls Massive Sunshield in Major Milestone

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM CAPE CANAVERAL, FL – Mission controllers with NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) have successfully commanded the full unfurling of the massive 5 layered sunshield on New Year’s Eve Friday evening. Dec. 31 – thereby accomplishing one of the most nail-biting operations of the entire high-stakes month long deployment sequence at a distance of some 400,000

Webb Telescope Starts High Stakes Sunshield Deployment Phase

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM CAPE CANAVERAL, FL – Mission controllers with NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) have successfully started the high stakes sunshield deployment phase of the mammoth observatory which is critical to cooling the probe to the utterly cold operating temperatures required so it can detect infrared light for which it was designed in order to carry out

Webb Telescope Completes Two Mid-Course Correction Burns and Deploys High Date Rate Antenna

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM CAPE CANAVERAL, FL – NASA’s mammoth James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) has successfully deployed its high data rate antenna critical for transmitting the huge volumes to be collected by the observatory and also carried out its first two mid-course correction burns placing it on course for the voyage to its final operational destination at a unique

NASA Webb Space Telescope Rolled out to Launch Pad for Christmas Morning Launch on Ariane 5 rocket: Watch Live

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM CAPE CANAVERAL, FL – Following another delay due to poor weather the fully fueled and integrated NASA James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) has been rolled out to it launch pad, Thursday, Dec. 23, and stands ready for launch to space now targeting Christmas morning, Dec. 25 on an Arianespace Ariane 5 rocket from Kourou, French Guiana

NASA Webb Telescope Mated and Encapsulated for Ariane 5 Launch Dec. 24 after Comm Glitch Resolved: Photos

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM CAPE CANAVERAL, FL – The fully fueled NASA James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) has been mated and encapsulated in its nose cone and stands ready for launch to space now targeting Christmas Eve, Dec. 24 on an Arianespace Ariane 5 rocket from Kourou, French Guiana following resolution of last minute communications glitches that delayed liftoff by

NASA Webb Telescope Fueled for late December Launch on Ariane 5 Rocket: Photos

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM CAPE CANAVERAL, FL – NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) has been fueled with propellants to steer itself in space and carry out its groundbreaking science observations and is nearly ready for flight as launch preparations were resumed following a payload processing incident in mid-November that delayed the scheduled launch date on an Arianespace Ariane 5

Space Station Looks Gorgeous in New Photos Taken by ESA Astronaut During Crew Dragon FlyAround Departure

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM CAPE CANAVERAL, FL – The International Space Station (ISS) looks absolutely gorgeous in 10 stunning new images dramatically backdropped by Earth and the blackness of space and taken by ESA astronaut Thomas Pesquet from SpaceX Crew Dragon Endeavour during a fly around maneuver after undocking from the orbiting outpost for the return trip home in early

Reckless Russian Anti-satellite Test Forces ISS Crew into Emergency Escape Capsules

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM CAPE CANAVERAL, FL – The Russian military conducted an Anti-Satellite missile weapons test on Monday, Nov. 15, firing a ground based missile that intercepted and destroyed an old Soviet-era orbiting military satellite thereby creating and scattering a wide spread swarm of low-Earth orbiting debris that also coincided with the orbit of the International Space Station (ISS)

NASA ESA Crew-3 Astronauts Dock at Space Station with SpaceX Crew Dragon Endurance

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL –  One day after a cloud obscured but nevertheless stunning nighttime blastoff from the Kennedy Space Center (KSC) the four multinational German and American astronauts on the NASA, ESA Crew-3 mission safely and successfully docked to the International Space Station (ISS) Thursday evening, Nov. 11 gliding into port aboard SpaceX’s commercial Crew