Designing of the James Webb Space Telescope

The James Webb Space Telescope will be a large infrared telescope launched on an Ariane 5 rocket from French Guiana in October 2018. OpticStudio® was used to engineer the system’s primary mirror segments in space.

Learn how:

  • OpticStudio was selected to ensure the extremely sensitive and delicate mirror alignment that is critical to the function and mission of the telescope.

  • The team used OpticStudio to simulate and test a number of scenarios that could happen in space.

  • OpticStudio’s coordinate breaks allowed the optical engineers to effortlessly tilt and decenter elements in the optical model.


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