The James Webb Space Telescope Instruments
|The science instruments are the heart of the James Webb Space Telescope. The four science instruments will be contained within the Integrated Science Instrument Module or ISIM. This unit will house the four main instruments that will detect light from distant stars and galaxies, and planets orbiting other stars. The structure (pictured left) is like a chassis in a car providing support for the engine and other components.|
The ISIM includes the following instruments:
- Near-Infrared Camera, or NIRCam - provided by the University of Arizona
- Near-Infrared Spectrograph, or NIRSpec - provided by ESA, with components provided by NASA/GSFC.
- Mid-Infrared Instrument, or MIRI - provided by the European Consortium with the European Space Agency (ESA), and by the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL)
- Fine Guidance Sensor/Near InfraRed Imager and Slitless Spectrograph , or FGS/NIRISS- provided by the Canadian Space Agency
Want to know more? Visit the James Webb Space Telescope project home page.