Astronomy Talk: Large Space Observatories: The Missions and Designs of Chandra and James Webb Space Telescope

Large space observatories are a foundation for scientific advancement.

This talk will explore the Chandra X-ray Observatory and the James Webb Space Telescope.

Their missions, designs, construction, and testing will be explained and discussed.

Some of the unique challenges for designing a large state-of-the-art observatory will be shared along with some key lessons.

Guest Speaker


Chief Engineer, Space Science Missions
Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems