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James Webb Space Telescope

Meet the JWST Engineers at Northrop Grumman   The Northrop Grumman engineers behind the James Web Space Telescope have no easy task. It has taken one hundred million hours of people‚Äôs lives to build JWST, the largest, most complex and powerful space telescope ever built. Hear from the engineers who…


JWST – Technical Details

Customer: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Launch Vehicle: Ariane 5 Instruments Near-Infrared Camera: University of Arizona Near-Infrared Spectrograph: European Space Agency (ESA) Mid-Infrared Instrument: Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), ESA Fine Guidance Sensor with Tunable Filter Module: Canadian Space Agency (CSA) Technical Characteristics Mission Lifetime 5 years (10-year goal) Orbit L2…