Astronautics Vocabulary

The Astronautics Vocabulary is a glossary of terms that pertain to the science and technology of spaceflight. This alphabetical list can be navigated by clicking on the letters A-Z displayed on this page.

Definition of James Webb Space Telescope (JWST)

Translation: télescope spatial James Webb

Definition: Successor to the highly successful Hubble Space Telescope that will use the near-infrared and mid-infrared wavelengths. Formerly known as Next Generation Space Telescope (NGST).

Other Definition: None

Synonym: Next Generation Space Telescope (NGST)