Ariane 5 Cleared For High-Stakes JWST Launch

Ariane 5 rocket fairing.
Credit: ESA/CNES/Arianespace
CAPE CANAVERAL—The flagship James Webb Space Telescope (JWST), a larger, more powerful successor to the Hubble Space Telescope designed to image the faint infrared light from the universe’s first stars and galaxies, has been cleared for a launch attempt this week aboard an Arianespace Ariane 5...

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