Organization: James Webb Space Telescope

Canada commits $17 million to James Webb Space Telescope

Industry Canada is committing $17 million to remain involved in the US-led James Webb Space Telescope project (JWST). In the planning stages since 1996 and involving 17 countries, project costs have ballooned from $1.6 billion to $8.7 billion. Construction began in 2008 with a planned launch date of 2018….

EMS receives CSA contract for new generation telescope

The Canadian Space Agency (CSA) has awarded a $5-million contract to EMS Technologies’ Space and Technology Group, Ottawa, for a key component of the $1.5-billion James Webb Space Telescope (JWST). EMS will design a fine guidance laser in partnership with COM DEV, Cambridge ON, allowing the JWST to measure positions of faint stars with considerable…