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UPDATE: New target launch date for the James Webb Space Telescope
Due to adverse weather conditions in Europe spaceport in French Guiana, the launch of the James Webb Space Telescope – initially planned for December 24 – have been reported. The new target launch date is December 25th.

For media inquiries regarding launch delays, please contact Arianespace.

LONGUEUIL, QC, December 21, 2021 / CNW / – On December 25th, the James Webb Space Telescope, the most powerful space telescope ever built, is expected to be launched from Europe spaceport in French Guiana. Media representatives can watch live coverage of the launch at NASA television from 6 a.m. ET. The launch is scheduled for 7:20 a.m. ET.

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A clean feed of the launch without comment will be available via satellite. The uplink will start to 7:00 a.m.ET and continue for an hour after launch. Please contact [email protected] for satellite coordinates.

Webb is an international collaboration between NASA, the European Space Agency and the Canadian Space Agency (CSA). Canada is contribution of a scientific instrument and a guidance sensor at the massive observatory.

Media representatives interested in speaking to CSA officials or Canadian researchers about the telescope can contact:



Canadian space agency

Canadian Space Agency Media Relations Office

Telephone: 450-926-4370

Email: [email protected]

National Research Council of Canada

Chris Willott, scientist of the James Webb Canadian Space Telescope Project (JWST)

Chris Willott
Telephone: 250-508-2692
Email: [email protected]

Media Relations, National Research Council of Canada

Telephone: 613-991-1431

Toll free: 1-855-282-1637

TTY: 613-949-3042

Email: [email protected]

Wesley fraser

Telephone: 250-880-1428

Email: [email protected]

Wesley fraser, senior research officer

Herzberg Research Center in Astronomy and Astrophysics

Montreal university

René Doyon, FGS / NIRISS Principal Investigator

Telephone: 514-349-5779

Email: [email protected]

Nathalie Ouellette, Outreach Scientist for Webb in Canada

Telephone: 613-531-1762

Email: [email protected]

Etienne Artigau, Senior Research Associate, Institute for Research on Exoplanets

Email: [email protected]

Anthony (Tony) Moffat, professor emeritus, Department of Physics

Telephone: 514-486-5323

Email: [email protected]

mcgill university

Lisa Dang, Astrophysicist and doctoral student

Email: [email protected]

Katherine Gombay, Senior Communications Officer, Media Relations

Telephone: 514-398-2189

Cell: 514-717-2289

Email: [email protected]

Daryl hagard, professor of physics, JWST co-investigator

Telephone: 438-499-3348

Email: [email protected]

University of Alberta

Gregory R. Sivakoff, associate professor, Department of Physics

Telephone: 780-242-5782

Email: [email protected]

Erik Rosolowsky, associate professor of physics

Telephone: 780-399-6465

Email: [email protected]

Western University

Els Peeters, Professor

Jeff Renaud, Senior Press Relations

Telephone: 519-520-7281

Email: [email protected]

University of British Columbia

Harvey Richer, professor, Department of Physics and Astronomy

Telephone: 604-562-6428

Email: [email protected]

University of Toronto

Lamiya Mowla, Dunlap Postdoctoral Fellow, Dunlap Institute of Astronomy and Astrophysics

Telephone: 347-592-6864

Email: [email protected]

Hartebeesthoek Radio Astronomical Observatory

Dr Gordon C. MacLeod, Searcher

Phone: + 1-519-495-7751

Email: [email protected]

Bishop’s University

Jason rowe, Canada Research Chair in Astrophysics of Exoplanets

Olivier Bouffard, communications director

Telephone: 819-822-9600 ext 2840

Email: [email protected]

James sikora, Postdoctoral Research Fellow

York University

Adam muzzin, Associate Professor,

Department of Physics and Astronomy

Telephone: 416-565-0994

Email: [email protected]


December 25, 2021


6 a.m. ET (start of broadcast)


Launch of the James Webb Space Telescope


Media representatives can log on to NASA television to see live coverage of the launch.

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