James Webb Space Telescope (JWST)

jwst_logo.gif MISSION SUMMARY
Mission: James Webb Space Telescope
Mission type: Infrared astrophysics
Launch date: Spring 2019
Launch vehicle: Ariane 5 ECA
Orbit period: 1 year
Orbit location: Lagrangian point L2, 1.5 million km from Earth
Mission duration: 5 years, 10 extended
Mission status: Development
Overview: The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) is a large 6.5 meter space telescope optimized to study infrared light from the Universe with four sensitive imaging and spectroscopic instruments.

Documents and PowerPoints
James Webb Space Telescope.pdf

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WEB RESOURCES
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NASA/JPL Links
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JWST FAQ
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Wikipedia Links
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MULTIMEDIA
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Lagrange.pngDiagram showing the five Lagrangian points of the Sun-Earth system. JWST will be located at L2, where the Earth and sun are directly behind it at all times.

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INTERACTIVES______________

Make a paper model of JWST
-- Model web link for printing at home (rated easy)

SS-simulator.jpg Solar System Simulator - JPL

logo-eotss-main.png Eyes on the Universe - JPL

MapAPlanet-banner.jpg Map a Planet - USGS

 

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