Lockheed helps design infrared camera for JWST

4 February 2014

The University of Arizona and Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) have designed an infrared camera that will form the heart of NASA´s James Webb Space Telescope (JWST).

The camera has joined three other instruments at NASA´s Goddard Space Flight Center to be mounted in the nascent telescope structure.

The near infrared camera will function as the central imaging component of JWST, which will replace the Hubble Space Telescope toward the end of this decade. Designated one of the space agency´s three highest mission priorities, the Webb telescope is a joint project of NASA, the European Space Agency and the Canadian Space Agency.

Headquartered in Bethesda, Md., Lockheed Martin is a global security and aerospace company that employs approximately 115,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services.

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