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
later this decade.
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.