James Webb Space Telescope

James Webb Space Telescope

The James Webb Space Telescope is a space telescope. Besides,  it was specially designed to conduct infrared astronomy. Moreover, it is the largest optical telescope in space. It has provided the largest colourful image of galaxies as well. Moreover,  its greatly improved infrared resolution and sensitivity allow it to view objects too early, distant, or faint for the Hubble Space Telescope.
James Webb Space Telescope

Specific details of the James Webb Telescope:

It is a unique project for space and earth as well. Besides, you can check the live location of it as well. This is a great example of science as well.

  1. Launch date: 25 December 2021
  2. Cost: 1,000 crores USD (2016)
  3. Operator: Space Telescope Science Institute
  4. Dimensions20.197 m × 14.162 m (66.26 ft × 46.46 ft), sun-shield

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Moreover, the frequencies of this project areas:

  1. BandwidthS-band up: 16 kbit/s; 
  2. S-band down: 40 kbit/s;
  3. Ka-band down: up to 28 Mbit/s

James Webb Space Telescope

In addition, Webb is having Launch mass6,161.4 kg (13,584 lb). It was really high than previous projects. 

James Webb Space Telescope

Orbit L2:

According to NASA, Webb is currently at its observing spot, Lagrange point 2 (L2), nearly 1 million miles (1.6 million km). Moreover, It is the largest and most powerful space telescope ever launched into our galaxy. Besides, Space.com is sharing live updates about the new space observatory’s mission as well.
James Webb Space Telescope

The Launch date of Webb is 25, December 2021. Besides, the Cost of his project is (at the time of launch): $10 billion.

James Webb Space Telescope

 

Orbit: JWST will orbit the sun, around the second Lagrange point (L2), nearly 1 million miles (1.5 million kilometers) from Earth.

James Webb Space Telescope

Primary mirror size: 21.3 feet (6.5 meters) across.

Sunshield: 69.5 ft by 46.5 ft (22 meters x 12 meters).

Mass: 14,300 lbs (6,500 kg).

James Webb Space Telescope

More Links to know about it:

https://webb.nasa.gov/content/webbLaunch/whereIsWebb.html

https://www.esa.int/Science_Exploration/Space_Science/Webb

An enormous mosaic of Stephan’s Quintet from NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope
Southern Ring Nebula from NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope (NIRCam Image)
“Cosmic Cliffs” in the Carina Nebula from NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope (NIRCam Image)

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