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James Webb Space Telescope (JWST)
Seery, Bernard D. Goddard Space Flight Center, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Greenbelt, Maryland.
- Observing early stars and galaxies
- Additional scientific goals
- Reduction of size and cost
- Orbital considerations
- Cryogenic cooling
- Cold mirrors and motors
- Integrated science instrument module
- Additional Reading
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) plans to launch the James Webb Space Telescope, which in many ways is the scientific and technological successor of the Hubble Space Telescope, in 2011. In 2002, the company now known as Northrop Grumman Space Technology (which was then TRW Space and Electronics) and its partners, Ball Aerospace and Eastman Kodak, were awarded the prime contract to build the observatory, formerly known as the Next Generation Space Telescope.
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