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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

Deployment

September 2010 animation showing the deployment sequence of the sunshield and the mirror. This feature is short and the deployment is speeded up.

Credit: NASA/Northrop Grumman
Length: 29 seconds
Formats:Quicktime: 18.2 MB .mov, 18 MB .m4v, 18.4 MB .wmv, and YouTube

Deployment

April 2009 animation showing entire deployment sequence of the sunshield and the mirror.

Credit: Northrop Grumman
Length: 1 minute
Formats:Quicktime: 14.7 MB .mov, 29.9 MB .mov

Deployment

April 2009 animation showing entire deployment sequence of the sunshield and the mirror. This is a longer version of the video above with more detail and several closeups.

Credit: Northrop Grumman
Length: 3 minutes 36 seconds
Formats:Quicktime: 52.7 MB .mov, 53 MB .mov, and YouTube

Deployment

March 2009 animation of JWST deploying its sunshield and its mirrors. This video includes several additional or alternative animation clips of key deployment actions.

Credit: Northrop Grumman
Length: 4 minutes 54 seconds
Formats: Windows Media Video: 29.2 MB .wmv

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An older animation showing how the spacecraft will fold to fit into the rocket it will be launched by.

Credit: Northrop Grumman
Length: 2 minutes
Formats: Quicktime: 26.9 MB .mov

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Another older animation shows JWST deploying its sunshield and its mirrors, as well as how JWST will sit at the L2 Lagrange point.

Credit: Northrop Grumman
Length: 2 minutes 23 seconds
Formats: Mpeg: 56.4 MB .mpg