Rocket launches James Webb telescope with optics manufactured by Fraunhofer IOF into space
December 27, 2021
The James Webb Space Telescope is the largest and most capable space telescope ever launched into space. It started its journey to the stars on December 25. The telescope is expected to provide groundbreaking insights into scientific deep space sensing and the early history of the universe - and perhaps even discover life in space. On board: high-precision mirrors manufactured at the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Optics and Precision Engineering IOF in Jena.
For more than ten years, astronomers have been eagerly awaiting the launch of the James Webb Space Telescope. It will succeed the Hubble Space Telescope, which has been stationed in space since 1990, and will provide an even deeper and more brilliant view of the universe than its prominent predecessor.