The Canadian Space Agency Unveils the Made-in-Canada Technology That Will Direct the World's Most Powerful Space Telescope

The Honourable Christian Paradis, Minister of Industry and Minister responsible for the Canadian Space Agency (CSA), unveiled Canada's contribution to the James Webb Space Telescope on July 25, 2012. The two-in-one Canadian instrument is seen here in the background at the CSA's David Florida Laboratory prior to being shipped to NASA for integration into the telescope.

Left to right: Dr. René Doyon, Professor at the Université de Montréal and Director of the Mont-Mégantic Observatory; David Lizius, President, COM DEV Canada; The Honourable Christian Paradis, Minister of Industry; Steve MacLean, President, CSA; Dr. John Hutchings, National Research Council of Canada; and Dr. Eric P. Smith, Deputy Program Director for the Webb telescope, NASA. (Source: Patrick Doyle/CP Images)

Left to right: The Honourable Christian Paradis, Minister of Industry; David Lizius, President, COM DEV Canada; Steve MacLean, President, Canadian Space Agency; Dr. John Hutchings, National Research Council of Canada (partially hidden); Dr. René Doyon, Associate Professor at the Université de Montréal and Director of the Mont-Mégantic Observatory; and Dr. Eric P. Smith, Deputy Program Director for the Webb telescope, NASA. (Source: Patrick Doyle/CP Images)

The Honourable Christian Paradis, Minister of Industry and Minister responsible for the Canadian Space Agency (left), speaks at a press conference to unveil Canada's contribution to the James Webb Space Telescope on July 25, 2012, with Steve MacLean, President of the CSA (right). (Source: Patrick Doyle/CP Images)

The Honourable Christian Paradis, Minister of Industry and Minister (left) receives an explanation of Canada's contribution to the James Webb Space Telescope from Dr. René Doyon (right), Professor at the Université de Montréal. (Source: Patrick Doyle/CP Images)