James Webb Space Telescope

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James Webb Space Telescope
James Webb Space Telescope model
Sax oot o 18 mirrors o the James Webb Space Telescope bein subjectit tae temperatur dippin test
Mission teepAstronomy
OperatorNASA / ESA / CSA / STScI[1]
Wabsteixjwst.nasa.gov
sci.esa.int/jwst
asc-csa.gc.ca
jwst.stsci.edu
Mission duration5 years (design)
10 years (goal)
Spacecraft properties
ManufacturerNorthrop Grumman
Ball Aerospace
Launch mass6,500 kg (14,300 lb)[2]
Dimensions20.197 m × 14.162 m (66.26 ft × 46.46 ft) (sunshield)
Pouer2,000 watts
Stairt o mission
Launch dateAtween Mairch an Juin 2019[3]
RocketAriane 5 ECA
Launch steidKourou ELA-3
ContractorArianespace
Orbital parameters
Reference seestemSun–Yird L2
RegimeHalo orbit
Periapsis374,000 km (232,000 mi)[4]
Apoapsis1,500,000 km (930,000 mi)[4]
Period6 months
Epochplan
Main
TeepKorsch telescope
Diameter6.5 m (21 ft)
Focal lenth131.4 m (431 ft)
Collectin aurie25 m2 (270 sq ft)
Wavelenthsfrae 0.6 µm (orange)
tae 28.5 µm (mid-infrareid)
Transponders
BaundS-baund (TT&C support)
Ka baund (data acquiseetion)
BaundweenthS-baund up: 16 kbit/s
S-band down: 40 kbit/s
Ka baund doun: up tae 28 Mbit/s
JWST logo
James Webb Space Telescope insignia  

The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) is a space telescope developit in coordination amang NASA, the European Space Agency, an the Canadian Space Agency.[5]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "NASA JWST FAQ "Who are the partners in the Webb project?"". NASA. Retrieved 18 November 2011.
  2. "JWST - Frequently Asked Questions". NASA. Retrieved 29 June 2015.
  3. "NASA's James Webb Space Telescope to be Launched Spring 2019". NASA. September 28, 2017.
  4. 4.0 4.1 "JWST (James Webb Space Telescope)". ESA eoPortal. Retrieved 29 June 2015.
  5. "About the James Webb Space Telescope". Retrieved 13 January 2012.