Engineering of the James Webb Space Telescope

Engineering of the James Webb Space Telescope

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16 January, 2024
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How did we come up with the design for @NASAWebb? Join experts as they discuss the engineering behind the James Webb Space Telescope, the world’s largest and most powerful observatory.

Experts discuss how the observatory’s science goals drove its design and preview the complex series of deployments Webb will complete as it unfolds in space. This briefing took place at L-60, or 60 days before launch.

The James Webb Space Telescope, an international partnership with the European and Canadian space agencies, is targeted for launch Dec. 18. It will explore every phase of cosmic history – from within our solar system to the most distant observable galaxies in the early universe, and everything in between. Webb will reveal new and unexpected discoveries, and help humanity understand the origins of the universe and our place in it.

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