The events on this day in history for our heritage companies are noted below.
Only one event, in 2021
Military and Classified Programs:
Exploration and Interplanetary Programs:
2021 – LAUNCH: James Webb Space Telescope, Ariane V ECA, ELA3, Kourou, French Guiana – Includes major instrument NIRCam (Near-Infrared Camera) built by LM
Earth-Monitoring and Civil Weather Satellite programs:
Test, ICBM, FBM programs:
The only event on this day was the launch of the James Webb Telescope in 2021. The photos today include that launch, the telescope assembly after environmental testing, and photos of the NIRCam instrument, built by LM in Palo Alto. I have also included the NIRCam filter spectrum chart, a diagram of NIRCam and an early image using this instrument of the Cliffs of Creation in Eta Carina. All of these images and diagrams were cleared for public release by NASA.