The James Webb Space Telescope is currently undergoing preparations at the ESA launch facility in Kourou, French Guiana, for a planned mid-December launch. The Webb telescope is a study in extremes: deployment complexity, microns and meters, and hot and cryogenic. An overview of the mission and design will be accompanied by explanations of some of the latest publicly-available photos.
Josh Adamson has been a Spacecraft Thermal Design Engineer at Northrop Grumman in Redondo Beach, CA since 2008, working on the James Webb Space Telescope since that time. He received a Master’s of Engineering in Space System Engineering at the University of Michigan; his advisor, Thomas Zurbuchen, is now the Associate Administrator of NASA’s Science Mission Directorate. He is now part of the Mission Systems Engineering team for Webb flight operations.
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