Background briefing on James Webb Space Telescope

The international James Webb Space Telescope (Webb) will be the largest, most powerful telescope ever launched into space. It follows in the footsteps of the Hubble Space Telescope as the next great space science observatory, designed to answer outstanding questions about the Universe and to make breakthrough discoveries in all fields of astronomy. The telescope will be launched on an Ariane 5 from Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana. As well as launch services, ESA contributes to two of t…

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