Mission Overview

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Wavelength Coverage

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The James Webb Space Telescope features a 6.5 meter segmented primary mirror and 4 science instruments, each of which offers a variety of configurations and operating modes for infrared observing.

Active From

Not yet launched.

Resolution 

Varies by Instrument and Observing Mode.  Please see individual instrument pages for specifics.  

Capabilities

  • Direct Imaging
  • Coronography
  • Aperture Mask Interferometry
  • IFU Imaging Spectroscopy
  • Spectroscopy

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Instruments

MIRI

Mid-InfraRed Instrument

NIRCam

Near-InfraRed Camera

NIRISS

Near-InfraRed Imager and Slitless Spectrograph

NIRSpec

Near-InfraRed Spectrograph

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MIRI
NIRCam
NIRISS
NIRSpec
Direct Imaging X X X  
Coronography X X    
Aperture Mask Interferometry     X  
IFU Imaging Spectroscopy X     X
Spectroscopy X X X X

 

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