JWST
21 Sep 2009
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The James Webb Space Telescope is an orbiting infrared observatory that will take the place of the Hubble Space Telescope at the end of this decade.

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JWST​​

Credit: Northrop Grumman

RAL Space Involvement 
Thermal systems for Mid Infra-Red Instrument (MIRI) and AIV, project science, contamination control, thermal hardware.

Subject 
Astronomy

Main Objectives 
It will help to solve outstanding questions about our place in the evolving Universe.​

Partners
NASA, ESA, CSA, Ball Aerospace, Orbital-ATK, Harris, Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems (NGAS), The Space Telescope Science Institute, University of Arizona, University of Leicester, Airbus Defence and Space, UKSA, University College London, Tekdata Interconnect Systems

Further Project Information
NASA (link opens in a new window)



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