PROJECT SITE:

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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.

Technology

The James Webb Space 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.

observatory

The Observatory
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instruments

Innovations
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instruments

The Instruments
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