The James Webb Space Telescope is finally ready to launch after 14 years of development. NASA has conducted a launch readiness check and has given permission for the launch, which was supposed to take place December 24. Unfortunately, bad weather conditions forced the agency to postpone the launch again.
The telescope is to be launched into orbit by the Arianespace Ariane 5 rocket, which launches from a cosmodrome in French Guiana, operated jointly by the European Space Agency and the French National Center for Space Research.
So far, the target date is called December 25, and the launch window is limited to the 12:20 and 12:52 UTC marks. NASA is expected to confirm a new launch date tonight.