A new NASA teaser video was released yesterday for the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST). And it’s all about imagining what discoveries this next generation telescope and successor to the Hubble Space Telescope will find. Canada is a major contributor providing the Fine Guidance Sensor (FGS) and Tuneable Filter Imager (TFI). The JWST is schedule to be launched in 2014.
The contractor for FGS and TFI is COM DEV of Cambridge, Ontario. The two Canadian project scientists are Dr. John Hutchings (FGS) of the Herzberg Institute of Astrophysics, National Research Council of Canada and Dr. Ren Doyon (TFI), of the Universit de Montral.