Let’s know about James Webb Space Telescope

James Webb Space Telescope was launched on 25 December 2021 by Nasa and partners (ESA & CSA)

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The telescope is named after James Edwin Webb, the administrator of Nasa between 1961 to 1968.

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Manufacturing companies of this telescope are Northrop Grumman, Ball Aerospace, and L3Harris.

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This telescope is a space telescope designed primarily to conduct infrared astronomy.

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James Webb Space Telescope is the largest optical telescope in space, its high infrared resolution and sensitivity allow it to view objects too early and distant. 

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According to the NASA budget documents, the project has cost about $10 billion through the 2021 fiscal year.

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The mission is for a minimum of 5 years but science operations support is more than 10 years of science lifetime.

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