Webb will be the largest telescope ever placed in space; 100 times more powerful than Hubble. So big it has to fold origami-style to fit in the rocket and will unfold like a "Transformer" in space.
Webb Deployment Flipbook
For the James Webb Space Telescope to fit into a rocket, it must be folded up. After launch, Webb will deploy during its roughly 30-day, million-mile journey out to the second Lagrange point (L2). This 48-frame flipbook highlights how Webb deploys or unfolds like a transformer once in space. It can be made at home using paper and a binder clip. As you quickly flip through the frames, you can see an animation of how Webb will deploy in space!
Make your own Webb Deployment Flipbook. Piece the images together, flip them quickly, and watch Webb blossom!
Download Flip Book Instructions
Created by Peter Sooy
Related Webb Content:
Use these links to view content related to Webbs Launch and Deployment.
- Launch Page
- Launch Vehicle
- Deployment Video
- More Images of the Launch Configuration
- Watch an Ariane 5 Rocket Launch
- About the Folding Mirrors
- About the Deployable Sunshields