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Extraction & Deployment

These videos show the James Webb Space Telescope extracting, deploying, and unfolding.

Images of the satellite deploying.

Deployment

March 2014 animation showing the deployment timeline post launch.

Credit: Northrop Grumman
Length: 5 minute, 18 seconds
Formats: 67 MB .wmv, 169 MB .wmv, 271 MB .wmv, 92 MB .mp4, 172 MB .mp4, 118.9 MB iPad .mp4, 132 MB Nexus 7 .mp4, YouTube

Deployment

January 2014 animation showing the deployment sequence of the sunshield and the mirror. There is a second sped up version.

Credit: Northrop Grumman Corporation
Length: 3 minutes 6 seconds, and 1 minute 53 seconds
Formats: YouTube, 95 MB.wmv (sped up: YouTube, 14 MB .wmv)

Deployment

September 2010 animation showing the deployment sequence of the sunshield and the mirror. This feature is longer than the one below.

Credit: NASA/Northrop Grumman
Length: 1 minute, 40 seconds
Formats:Quicktime: 60.2 MB .mov, 18.1 MB .m4v, 59.7 MB .wmv, and YouTube