Marshall Cameras Capture James Webb Space Telescope Launch
The Webb Telescope.
Launched into space on December 25, 2021, the James Webb Space Telescope was sent into orbit by the European Space Agency in collaboration with NASA and the Canadian Space Agency and Marshall miniHD cams recorded it for posterity.
A replacement for the Hubble Space Telescope, the James Webb Space Telescope is the most powerful space telescope ever built, designed to greatly enhance our ability to observe galaxies, planets, stars and even nebulae to help unravel the secrets of the Universe.
Réaltra Space Systems, based in Dublin, designed and developed the video camera telemetry system for the European Space Agency and selected two Marshall mini HD cameras to be installed in the launch bay. The cameras were supplied and supported by Marcam Europe, Marshall Electronics’ European distributor.
“Marshall has a history of camera and lens integration onboard rockets, satellites, and space vehicles,” says Tod Musgrave, director of cameras, Marshall Electronics. “We are honored to be selected for such an historic event and proud that our cameras are onboard to share the launch with observers all over the world.”
The James Webb Space Telescope reached its (unknown) destination, nearly one million miles from Earth, in mid-January.
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