This is an interactive launch kit. Navigate between pages from the contents page or with the arrows at the bottom of each page. Explore scientific and technological themes of the mission through the series of infographics, which can also be downloaded separately from the image gallery. Roll over the graphic elements to discover hyperlinks to more information on related webpages. Links to recommended images, videos and animations are provided towards the end of this launch kit. An internet connection is required to access the external webpages.
Webb is the next great space science observatory following Hubble, designed to answer outstanding questions about the Universe and to make breakthrough discoveries in all fields of astronomy. Webb will see farther into our origins - from the formation of stars and planets, to the birth of the first galaxies in the early Universe. Webb is an international partnership between NASA, ESA and CSA. The telescope will launch on an Ariane 5 from Europe's Spaceport in French Guiana.