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AE 590 Seminar: Engineering the James Webb Telescope

Event Type
Seminar/Symposium
Sponsor
Department of Aerospace Engineering
Location
Campus Instructional Facility, Room 2035
Date
Dec 6, 2021   4:00 - 5:00 pm  
Speaker
Josh Adamson, Spacecraft Thermal Design Engineer, Northrop Grumman Corporation
Registration
Registration
Contact
Courtney McLearin
E-Mail
cmcleari@illinois.edu
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Originating Calendar
Aerospace Engineering Seminars

Absract:

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.

 

Biography:

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.

 

Students enrolled in AE590 must attend in-person. 

 

We invite the general public to join us online. To attend this seminar virtually you must register in advance:
https://illinois.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEqdu2upz8pGtT_xRjdTyQxfqUOt0LroYfb 

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

 

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