Extraction & Deployment
These videos show the James Webb Space Telescope extracting, deploying, and unfolding.
Images of the satellite deploying.
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)
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