The most expensive and complex space mission ever built by the scientific community –
NASA launched the Next Generation Space Telescope 25 years ago.
The project is being overseen by NASA, the European Space Agency (ESA) and the Canadian Space Agency (CSA).
The telescope was developed by Northrop Grumman and Ball Aerospace.
10 billion U.S. dollars. S. The total cost of the project is in dollars –
The lifespan of the telescope is up to ten years.
The web’s location in space will be at Earth’s second Legrandian point (L2) 1.5 million kilometers from Earth-
The peculiarity of this orbit is that the telescope is able to stand in the shadow of the earth as it orbits the sun.
Also watch the video showing the James Web Telescope deployment procedure, timeline and location on the journey to L2 –