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James Web Space Telescope


James Web Space Telescope (JWST) is a large 6.5 meter primary mirror telescope operating in the near- and mid-infrared. Launch is scheduled for 2014. JWST will carry four instruments:
  • Mid-infrared instrument (MIRI) - A multi-purpose imaging and spectroscopic instrument provided by the European Consortium with the European Space Agency (ESA), and by the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL),

  • Near-Infrared camera (NirCam) - Primary imager operating in the 0.6 to 5 micron wavelength range, provided by the University of Arizona,

  • Near-Infrared Spectrograph (NirSpec) - A multi-object dispersive spectrograph provided by ESA,

  • Tunable Filter Imager (FGS-TFI) - Fine pointing control subsystem and science imager provided by the Canadian Space Agency.


Artist Rendition (NASA) JWST in Orbit - Artists Rendition (NASA)


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