SlideShare a Scribd company logo

James web telescope 20021508-002.pptx

The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) is a space telescope designed primarily to conduct infrared astronomy. As the largest optical telescope in space, its greatly improved infrared resolution and sensitivity allow it to view objects too early, distant, or faint for the Hubble Space Telescope. This is expected to enable a broad range of investigations across the fields of astronomy and cosmology, such as observation of the first stars and the formation of the first galaxies, and detailed atmospheric characterization of potentially habitable exoplanets. Goals: The James Webb Space Telescope is an infrared observatory that will complement and extend the discoveries of the Hubble Space Telescope, with longer wavelength coverage and greatly improved sensitivity. Launch Date: Dec. 25, 2021 | 12:20 UTC Science Targets: Our Solar System | Beyond Our Solar System Type :Orbiter Agency: NASA Webb will study every phase in the history of our universe, ranging from the first luminous glows after the big bang, to the formation of solar systems capable of supporting life on planets like Earth, to the evolution of our own solar system. It will build on the Hubble Space Telescope's discoveries JWST's primary mirror is a 6.5 m (21 ft.)-diameter gold-coated beryllium reflector with a collecting area of 25.4 m2 (273 sq. ft.). If it were built as a single large mirror, this would have been too large for existing launch vehicles. The mirror is therefore composed of 18 hexagonal segments which unfolded after the telescope was launched JWST operates in a halo orbit, circling around a point in space known as the Sun–Earth L2 Lagrange point, approximately 1,500,000 km beyond Earth's orbit around the Sun. L2 is short-hand for the second Lagrange Point, a wonderful accident of gravity and orbital mechanics, and the perfect place to park the Webb telescope in space. There are five so-called "Lagrange Points" - areas where gravity from the sun and Earth balance the orbital motion of a satellite

1 of 18
Download to read offline
JAMES WEB
TELESCOPE
Some where something incredible is waiting to be known.
James web telescope 20021508-002.pptx
Introduction
01
INTRODUCTION
• The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) is a space
telescope designed primarily to conduct infrared
astronomy. As the largest optical telescope in space,
its greatly improved infrared resolution and
sensitivity allow it to view objects too early, distant,
or faint for the Hubble Space Telescope. This is
expected to enable a broad range of investigations
across the fields of astronomy and cosmology, such
as observation of the first stars and the formation of
the first galaxies, and detailed atmospheric
characterization of potentially habitable exoplanets.
• Goals: The James Webb Space Telescope is an infrared observatory that will
complement and extend the discoveries of the Hubble Space Telescope, with longer
wavelength coverage and greatly improved sensitivity.
• Launch Date: Dec. 25, 2021 | 12:20 UTC
• Science Targets: Our Solar System | Beyond Our Solar System
• Type :Orbiter
• Agency: NASA
• Webb will study every phase in the history of our universe, ranging from the first
luminous glows after the big bang, to the formation of solar systems capable of
supporting life on planets like Earth, to the evolution of our own solar system. It will
build on the Hubble Space Telescope's discoveries
James web telescope 20021508-002.pptx

More Related Content

What's hot

International Space Station
International Space StationInternational Space Station
International Space StationMuhammed Arıkan
 
Space Debris Removal System
Space Debris Removal SystemSpace Debris Removal System
Space Debris Removal SystemMohammad Shadab
 
James Webb Space Telescope- in search of our origin
James Webb Space Telescope- in search of our originJames Webb Space Telescope- in search of our origin
James Webb Space Telescope- in search of our originKshitij Bane
 
The Hubble Space Telescope
The  Hubble  Space  TelescopeThe  Hubble  Space  Telescope
The Hubble Space Telescopetdainsure
 
Seminar report on GPS based Space Debris Removal System
Seminar report on GPS based Space Debris Removal SystemSeminar report on GPS based Space Debris Removal System
Seminar report on GPS based Space Debris Removal SystemSunil Ds
 
James Webb telescope introduction presentation
James Webb telescope introduction presentationJames Webb telescope introduction presentation
James Webb telescope introduction presentationStinson
 
Leaving the planet by "SPACE ELEVATOR"
Leaving the planet by "SPACE ELEVATOR"Leaving the planet by "SPACE ELEVATOR"
Leaving the planet by "SPACE ELEVATOR"pankaj sharma
 
International space station
International space stationInternational space station
International space stationSultana Parwin
 
Mars Mission of india (MANGALYAN)
Mars Mission of india (MANGALYAN)Mars Mission of india (MANGALYAN)
Mars Mission of india (MANGALYAN)Pravin Dahale
 
India's Mission to Mars
India's Mission to MarsIndia's Mission to Mars
India's Mission to MarsStinson
 
Report on Stealth technology
Report on Stealth technology Report on Stealth technology
Report on Stealth technology Rohan Bhavsar
 
Hubble space telescope
Hubble space telescopeHubble space telescope
Hubble space telescopegracehma
 
INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION
INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATIONINTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION
INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATIONHumeniuc Ramona
 

What's hot (20)

Telescope
TelescopeTelescope
Telescope
 
International Space Station
International Space StationInternational Space Station
International Space Station
 
Space Station
Space StationSpace Station
Space Station
 
Space Debris Removal System
Space Debris Removal SystemSpace Debris Removal System
Space Debris Removal System
 
James Webb Space Telescope- in search of our origin
James Webb Space Telescope- in search of our originJames Webb Space Telescope- in search of our origin
James Webb Space Telescope- in search of our origin
 
The Hubble Space Telescope
The  Hubble  Space  TelescopeThe  Hubble  Space  Telescope
The Hubble Space Telescope
 
Seminar report on GPS based Space Debris Removal System
Seminar report on GPS based Space Debris Removal SystemSeminar report on GPS based Space Debris Removal System
Seminar report on GPS based Space Debris Removal System
 
James Webb telescope introduction presentation
James Webb telescope introduction presentationJames Webb telescope introduction presentation
James Webb telescope introduction presentation
 
Space Debris Project
Space Debris ProjectSpace Debris Project
Space Debris Project
 
Leaving the planet by "SPACE ELEVATOR"
Leaving the planet by "SPACE ELEVATOR"Leaving the planet by "SPACE ELEVATOR"
Leaving the planet by "SPACE ELEVATOR"
 
Space telescopes
Space telescopesSpace telescopes
Space telescopes
 
International space station
International space stationInternational space station
International space station
 
Mars Mission of india (MANGALYAN)
Mars Mission of india (MANGALYAN)Mars Mission of india (MANGALYAN)
Mars Mission of india (MANGALYAN)
 
India's Mission to Mars
India's Mission to MarsIndia's Mission to Mars
India's Mission to Mars
 
Report on Stealth technology
Report on Stealth technology Report on Stealth technology
Report on Stealth technology
 
Hubble space telescope
Hubble space telescopeHubble space telescope
Hubble space telescope
 
Hubble space telescope
Hubble space telescopeHubble space telescope
Hubble space telescope
 
ISS Presentation
ISS PresentationISS Presentation
ISS Presentation
 
Hubble Telescope
Hubble TelescopeHubble Telescope
Hubble Telescope
 
INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION
INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATIONINTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION
INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION
 

Similar to James web telescope 20021508-002.pptx

webb bhaiya.pptx
webb bhaiya.pptxwebb bhaiya.pptx
webb bhaiya.pptximginatoryt
 
Other telescopes
Other telescopesOther telescopes
Other telescopesryedevaught
 
International astronomy from the Moon
International astronomy from the MoonInternational astronomy from the Moon
International astronomy from the MoonILOAHawaii
 
Chapter 22 – astronomical technology
Chapter 22 – astronomical technologyChapter 22 – astronomical technology
Chapter 22 – astronomical technologyAnnie cox
 
Devices used by astronomer
Devices used by astronomerDevices used by astronomer
Devices used by astronomerRi Yu
 
Satellites, Space Transports, and Space Probes
Satellites, Space Transports, and Space ProbesSatellites, Space Transports, and Space Probes
Satellites, Space Transports, and Space Probeselliotlh123
 
aditya-l1-210625152747 (1).pdmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmf
aditya-l1-210625152747 (1).pdmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmfaditya-l1-210625152747 (1).pdmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmf
aditya-l1-210625152747 (1).pdmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmfSE7EN8
 
Presentation Evidence for the Big Bang_p.ppt
Presentation Evidence for the Big Bang_p.pptPresentation Evidence for the Big Bang_p.ppt
Presentation Evidence for the Big Bang_p.pptLakdjhdjsak
 
Quarter Century Discovery with Hubble.
Quarter Century Discovery with Hubble.Quarter Century Discovery with Hubble.
Quarter Century Discovery with Hubble.Ashraful Muku
 
hubblespacetelescope-150407101134-conversion-gate01.pdf
hubblespacetelescope-150407101134-conversion-gate01.pdfhubblespacetelescope-150407101134-conversion-gate01.pdf
hubblespacetelescope-150407101134-conversion-gate01.pdfNoemar Soria
 

Similar to James web telescope 20021508-002.pptx (20)

webb bhaiya.pptx
webb bhaiya.pptxwebb bhaiya.pptx
webb bhaiya.pptx
 
Goddard 2015: John Mather, NASA
Goddard 2015: John Mather, NASAGoddard 2015: John Mather, NASA
Goddard 2015: John Mather, NASA
 
JWST
JWSTJWST
JWST
 
James webb telescope
James webb telescopeJames webb telescope
James webb telescope
 
Webb Launch Kit
Webb Launch KitWebb Launch Kit
Webb Launch Kit
 
jameswebb.ppt
jameswebb.pptjameswebb.ppt
jameswebb.ppt
 
1006 angel[1]
1006 angel[1]1006 angel[1]
1006 angel[1]
 
Space telescope
Space telescopeSpace telescope
Space telescope
 
jwst.ppt
jwst.pptjwst.ppt
jwst.ppt
 
Other telescopes
Other telescopesOther telescopes
Other telescopes
 
International astronomy from the Moon
International astronomy from the MoonInternational astronomy from the Moon
International astronomy from the Moon
 
Chapter 22 – astronomical technology
Chapter 22 – astronomical technologyChapter 22 – astronomical technology
Chapter 22 – astronomical technology
 
Devices used by astronomer
Devices used by astronomerDevices used by astronomer
Devices used by astronomer
 
Satellites, Space Transports, and Space Probes
Satellites, Space Transports, and Space ProbesSatellites, Space Transports, and Space Probes
Satellites, Space Transports, and Space Probes
 
aditya-l1-210625152747 (1).pdmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmf
aditya-l1-210625152747 (1).pdmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmfaditya-l1-210625152747 (1).pdmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmf
aditya-l1-210625152747 (1).pdmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmf
 
Aditya l1
Aditya l1Aditya l1
Aditya l1
 
Presentation Evidence for the Big Bang_p.ppt
Presentation Evidence for the Big Bang_p.pptPresentation Evidence for the Big Bang_p.ppt
Presentation Evidence for the Big Bang_p.ppt
 
1207 worden[1]
1207 worden[1]1207 worden[1]
1207 worden[1]
 
Quarter Century Discovery with Hubble.
Quarter Century Discovery with Hubble.Quarter Century Discovery with Hubble.
Quarter Century Discovery with Hubble.
 
hubblespacetelescope-150407101134-conversion-gate01.pdf
hubblespacetelescope-150407101134-conversion-gate01.pdfhubblespacetelescope-150407101134-conversion-gate01.pdf
hubblespacetelescope-150407101134-conversion-gate01.pdf
 

Recently uploaded

Food Web SlideShare for Ecology Notes Quiz in Canvas
Food Web SlideShare for Ecology Notes Quiz in CanvasFood Web SlideShare for Ecology Notes Quiz in Canvas
Food Web SlideShare for Ecology Notes Quiz in CanvasAlexandraSwartzwelde
 
ICSE English Literature Class X Handwritten Notes
ICSE English Literature Class X Handwritten NotesICSE English Literature Class X Handwritten Notes
ICSE English Literature Class X Handwritten NotesGauri S
 
A TEXTBOOK OF INTELLECTUAL ROPERTY RIGHTS
A TEXTBOOK OF INTELLECTUAL ROPERTY RIGHTSA TEXTBOOK OF INTELLECTUAL ROPERTY RIGHTS
A TEXTBOOK OF INTELLECTUAL ROPERTY RIGHTSDr.M.Geethavani
 
11 CI SINIF SINAQLARI - 5-2023-Aynura-Hamidova.pdf
11 CI SINIF SINAQLARI - 5-2023-Aynura-Hamidova.pdf11 CI SINIF SINAQLARI - 5-2023-Aynura-Hamidova.pdf
11 CI SINIF SINAQLARI - 5-2023-Aynura-Hamidova.pdfAynouraHamidova
 
Permeation enhancer of Transdermal drug delivery system
Permeation enhancer of Transdermal drug delivery systemPermeation enhancer of Transdermal drug delivery system
Permeation enhancer of Transdermal drug delivery systemchetanpatil2572000
 
Diploma 2nd yr PHARMACOLOGY chapter 5 part 1.pdf
Diploma 2nd yr PHARMACOLOGY chapter 5 part 1.pdfDiploma 2nd yr PHARMACOLOGY chapter 5 part 1.pdf
Diploma 2nd yr PHARMACOLOGY chapter 5 part 1.pdfSUMIT TIWARI
 
Data Modeling - Entity Relationship Diagrams-1.pdf
Data Modeling - Entity Relationship Diagrams-1.pdfData Modeling - Entity Relationship Diagrams-1.pdf
Data Modeling - Entity Relationship Diagrams-1.pdfChristalin Nelson
 
BÀI TẬP BỔ TRỢ TIẾNG ANH 11 THEO ĐƠN VỊ BÀI HỌC - CẢ NĂM - CÓ FILE NGHE (GLOB...
BÀI TẬP BỔ TRỢ TIẾNG ANH 11 THEO ĐƠN VỊ BÀI HỌC - CẢ NĂM - CÓ FILE NGHE (GLOB...BÀI TẬP BỔ TRỢ TIẾNG ANH 11 THEO ĐƠN VỊ BÀI HỌC - CẢ NĂM - CÓ FILE NGHE (GLOB...
BÀI TẬP BỔ TRỢ TIẾNG ANH 11 THEO ĐƠN VỊ BÀI HỌC - CẢ NĂM - CÓ FILE NGHE (GLOB...Nguyen Thanh Tu Collection
 
2.22.24 Black Nationalism and the Nation of Islam.pptx
2.22.24 Black Nationalism and the Nation of Islam.pptx2.22.24 Black Nationalism and the Nation of Islam.pptx
2.22.24 Black Nationalism and the Nation of Islam.pptxMaryPotorti1
 
Plant Genetic Resources, Germplasm, gene pool - Copy.pptx
Plant Genetic Resources, Germplasm, gene pool - Copy.pptxPlant Genetic Resources, Germplasm, gene pool - Copy.pptx
Plant Genetic Resources, Germplasm, gene pool - Copy.pptxAKSHAYMAGAR17
 
Organic Synthesis and Estimation of Functional Groups
Organic Synthesis and Estimation of Functional GroupsOrganic Synthesis and Estimation of Functional Groups
Organic Synthesis and Estimation of Functional GroupsDr.M.Geethavani
 
11 CI SINIF SINAQLARI - 10-2023-Aynura-Hamidova.pdf
11 CI SINIF SINAQLARI - 10-2023-Aynura-Hamidova.pdf11 CI SINIF SINAQLARI - 10-2023-Aynura-Hamidova.pdf
11 CI SINIF SINAQLARI - 10-2023-Aynura-Hamidova.pdfAynouraHamidova
 
ACTIVIDAD DE CLASE No 1 sopa de letras.docx
ACTIVIDAD DE CLASE No 1 sopa de letras.docxACTIVIDAD DE CLASE No 1 sopa de letras.docx
ACTIVIDAD DE CLASE No 1 sopa de letras.docxMaria Lucia Céspedes
 
GIÁO ÁN TIẾNG ANH GLOBAL SUCCESS LỚP 11 (CẢ NĂM) THEO CÔNG VĂN 5512 (2 CỘT) N...
GIÁO ÁN TIẾNG ANH GLOBAL SUCCESS LỚP 11 (CẢ NĂM) THEO CÔNG VĂN 5512 (2 CỘT) N...GIÁO ÁN TIẾNG ANH GLOBAL SUCCESS LỚP 11 (CẢ NĂM) THEO CÔNG VĂN 5512 (2 CỘT) N...
GIÁO ÁN TIẾNG ANH GLOBAL SUCCESS LỚP 11 (CẢ NĂM) THEO CÔNG VĂN 5512 (2 CỘT) N...Nguyen Thanh Tu Collection
 
Overview of Databases and Data Modelling-1.pdf
Overview of Databases and Data Modelling-1.pdfOverview of Databases and Data Modelling-1.pdf
Overview of Databases and Data Modelling-1.pdfChristalin Nelson
 

Recently uploaded (20)

Food Web SlideShare for Ecology Notes Quiz in Canvas
Food Web SlideShare for Ecology Notes Quiz in CanvasFood Web SlideShare for Ecology Notes Quiz in Canvas
Food Web SlideShare for Ecology Notes Quiz in Canvas
 
ICSE English Literature Class X Handwritten Notes
ICSE English Literature Class X Handwritten NotesICSE English Literature Class X Handwritten Notes
ICSE English Literature Class X Handwritten Notes
 
CLUBE PERLINGUAS .
CLUBE PERLINGUAS                        .CLUBE PERLINGUAS                        .
CLUBE PERLINGUAS .
 
A TEXTBOOK OF INTELLECTUAL ROPERTY RIGHTS
A TEXTBOOK OF INTELLECTUAL ROPERTY RIGHTSA TEXTBOOK OF INTELLECTUAL ROPERTY RIGHTS
A TEXTBOOK OF INTELLECTUAL ROPERTY RIGHTS
 
11 CI SINIF SINAQLARI - 5-2023-Aynura-Hamidova.pdf
11 CI SINIF SINAQLARI - 5-2023-Aynura-Hamidova.pdf11 CI SINIF SINAQLARI - 5-2023-Aynura-Hamidova.pdf
11 CI SINIF SINAQLARI - 5-2023-Aynura-Hamidova.pdf
 
Permeation enhancer of Transdermal drug delivery system
Permeation enhancer of Transdermal drug delivery systemPermeation enhancer of Transdermal drug delivery system
Permeation enhancer of Transdermal drug delivery system
 
Diploma 2nd yr PHARMACOLOGY chapter 5 part 1.pdf
Diploma 2nd yr PHARMACOLOGY chapter 5 part 1.pdfDiploma 2nd yr PHARMACOLOGY chapter 5 part 1.pdf
Diploma 2nd yr PHARMACOLOGY chapter 5 part 1.pdf
 
first section physiology laboratory.pptx
first section physiology laboratory.pptxfirst section physiology laboratory.pptx
first section physiology laboratory.pptx
 
Data Modeling - Entity Relationship Diagrams-1.pdf
Data Modeling - Entity Relationship Diagrams-1.pdfData Modeling - Entity Relationship Diagrams-1.pdf
Data Modeling - Entity Relationship Diagrams-1.pdf
 
BÀI TẬP BỔ TRỢ TIẾNG ANH 11 THEO ĐƠN VỊ BÀI HỌC - CẢ NĂM - CÓ FILE NGHE (GLOB...
BÀI TẬP BỔ TRỢ TIẾNG ANH 11 THEO ĐƠN VỊ BÀI HỌC - CẢ NĂM - CÓ FILE NGHE (GLOB...BÀI TẬP BỔ TRỢ TIẾNG ANH 11 THEO ĐƠN VỊ BÀI HỌC - CẢ NĂM - CÓ FILE NGHE (GLOB...
BÀI TẬP BỔ TRỢ TIẾNG ANH 11 THEO ĐƠN VỊ BÀI HỌC - CẢ NĂM - CÓ FILE NGHE (GLOB...
 
Advance Mobile Application Development class 04
Advance Mobile Application Development class 04Advance Mobile Application Development class 04
Advance Mobile Application Development class 04
 
2.22.24 Black Nationalism and the Nation of Islam.pptx
2.22.24 Black Nationalism and the Nation of Islam.pptx2.22.24 Black Nationalism and the Nation of Islam.pptx
2.22.24 Black Nationalism and the Nation of Islam.pptx
 
Plant Genetic Resources, Germplasm, gene pool - Copy.pptx
Plant Genetic Resources, Germplasm, gene pool - Copy.pptxPlant Genetic Resources, Germplasm, gene pool - Copy.pptx
Plant Genetic Resources, Germplasm, gene pool - Copy.pptx
 
Organic Synthesis and Estimation of Functional Groups
Organic Synthesis and Estimation of Functional GroupsOrganic Synthesis and Estimation of Functional Groups
Organic Synthesis and Estimation of Functional Groups
 
11 CI SINIF SINAQLARI - 10-2023-Aynura-Hamidova.pdf
11 CI SINIF SINAQLARI - 10-2023-Aynura-Hamidova.pdf11 CI SINIF SINAQLARI - 10-2023-Aynura-Hamidova.pdf
11 CI SINIF SINAQLARI - 10-2023-Aynura-Hamidova.pdf
 
ACTIVIDAD DE CLASE No 1 sopa de letras.docx
ACTIVIDAD DE CLASE No 1 sopa de letras.docxACTIVIDAD DE CLASE No 1 sopa de letras.docx
ACTIVIDAD DE CLASE No 1 sopa de letras.docx
 
GIÁO ÁN TIẾNG ANH GLOBAL SUCCESS LỚP 11 (CẢ NĂM) THEO CÔNG VĂN 5512 (2 CỘT) N...
GIÁO ÁN TIẾNG ANH GLOBAL SUCCESS LỚP 11 (CẢ NĂM) THEO CÔNG VĂN 5512 (2 CỘT) N...GIÁO ÁN TIẾNG ANH GLOBAL SUCCESS LỚP 11 (CẢ NĂM) THEO CÔNG VĂN 5512 (2 CỘT) N...
GIÁO ÁN TIẾNG ANH GLOBAL SUCCESS LỚP 11 (CẢ NĂM) THEO CÔNG VĂN 5512 (2 CỘT) N...
 
Lipids as Biopolymer
Lipids as Biopolymer Lipids as Biopolymer
Lipids as Biopolymer
 
Overview of Databases and Data Modelling-1.pdf
Overview of Databases and Data Modelling-1.pdfOverview of Databases and Data Modelling-1.pdf
Overview of Databases and Data Modelling-1.pdf
 
ThinkTech 2024 Prelims- U25 BizTech Quiz by Pragya
ThinkTech 2024 Prelims- U25 BizTech Quiz by PragyaThinkTech 2024 Prelims- U25 BizTech Quiz by Pragya
ThinkTech 2024 Prelims- U25 BizTech Quiz by Pragya
 

James web telescope 20021508-002.pptx

  • 1. JAMES WEB TELESCOPE Some where something incredible is waiting to be known.
  • 4. INTRODUCTION • The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) is a space telescope designed primarily to conduct infrared astronomy. As the largest optical telescope in space, its greatly improved infrared resolution and sensitivity allow it to view objects too early, distant, or faint for the Hubble Space Telescope. This is expected to enable a broad range of investigations across the fields of astronomy and cosmology, such as observation of the first stars and the formation of the first galaxies, and detailed atmospheric characterization of potentially habitable exoplanets.
  • 5. • Goals: The James Webb Space Telescope is an infrared observatory that will complement and extend the discoveries of the Hubble Space Telescope, with longer wavelength coverage and greatly improved sensitivity. • Launch Date: Dec. 25, 2021 | 12:20 UTC • Science Targets: Our Solar System | Beyond Our Solar System • Type :Orbiter • Agency: NASA • Webb will study every phase in the history of our universe, ranging from the first luminous glows after the big bang, to the formation of solar systems capable of supporting life on planets like Earth, to the evolution of our own solar system. It will build on the Hubble Space Telescope's discoveries
  • 7. WHAT IF WE USE ONE MIRROR? • JWST's primary mirror is a 6.5 m (21 ft.)-diameter gold-coated beryllium reflector with a collecting area of 25.4 m2 (273 sq. ft.). If it were built as a single large mirror, this would have been too large for existing launch vehicles. The mirror is therefore composed of 18 hexagonal segments which unfolded after the telescope was launched
  • 8. SCIENTIFIC INSTRUMENTS • NIRCam (Near Infrared Camera) (0.6 μm) TO (5 μm). • NIRSpec (Near Infrared Spectrograph) performs spectroscopy over the same wavelength range. • MIRI (Mid-Infrared Instrument) measures the mid-to-long-infrared wavelength range from 5 to 27 μm. • FGS/NIRISS (Fine Guidance Sensor and Near Infrared Imager and Slitless Spectrograph),
  • 9. LOCATION AND ORBIT • JWST operates in a halo orbit, circling around a point in space known as the Sun–Earth L2 Lagrange point, approximately 1,500,000 km beyond Earth's orbit around the Sun. L2 is short-hand for the second Lagrange Point, a wonderful accident of gravity and orbital mechanics, and the perfect place to park the Webb telescope in space. There are five so-called "Lagrange Points" - areas where gravity from the sun and Earth balance the orbital motion of a satellite.
  • 10. UNFOLDING OF TELESCOPE • Gregory L. Robinson, Webb program director at NASA Headquarters. Said “This is the first time a NASA-led mission has ever attempted to complete a complex sequence to unfold an observatory in space – a remarkable feat for our team, NASA, and the world.” • On Jan. 24, 2022, the mission team fired Webb’s thrusters and inserted the space telescope into orbit around the Sun at the second Lagrange point, or L2, its final destination, nearly 1 million miles from Earth.