The James Webb Space Telescope
Publication date: 15 November 2006
Authors: Gardner, M., et al.
Journal: Space Science Reviews
Copyright: Springer 2006
The JamesWebb Space Telescope (JWST) is a large (6.6 m), cold (<50 K), infrared (IR)- optimized space observatory that will be launched early in the next decade into orbit around the second Earth-Sun Lagrange point. The observatory will have four instruments: a near-IR camera, a near-IR multiobject spectrograph, and a tunable filter imager will cover the wavelength range, 0.6 < l < 5.0 microns, while the mid-IR instrument will do both imaging and spectroscopy from 5.0 < l < 29 microns.Link to publication