PROJECT SITE:

You are here!

Official site of the design, build, test and launch of JWST.

SCIENCE SITE:

webbtelescope.org

JWST Science overview, future home of science data and images.

NASA HQ SITE:

www.nasa.gov/jwst

Overview of the spacecraft, mission and science of JWST.

JWST related content on the NASA HOME PAGE plus links to NASA’s other great activities and missions.

MISSIONS:

JWST related Missions.

MORE NASA:

News, Careers, Locations & more.


Innovations

The James Webb Telescope will have a unique and profound role in transforming our understanding of astrophysics and the origins of galaxies, stars, and planetary systems.  In order to carry out its mission, several innovative and powerful new technologies ranging from optics to detectors to thermal control systems are being developed.

Download "Webb Spinoffs" (pdf) to learn more about how technology developed for this space telescope has been used to improve life on Earth.

microshutters
Microshutters

 
backplane
Backplane

 
mirror
Lightweight Cryogenic
Mirrors
wavefront
Wavefront Sensing
and Control
IR dectectors
Infrared
Detectors
circuit
Cryogenic Data Acquisition
Integrated Circuit
coating
Sunshield Coating

 
cryocooler
Cryocooler