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A Dragon 2 undergoing a Pad Abort test on May 6, 2015, demonstrating a pusher LAS.

Launch Escape Systems

We will be discussing Launch Escape Systems (LES). Also called Launch Abort System (LAS), it is a crew safety system connected to the space capsule

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The Two Sides of the Webb Telescope

Challenges with Space Telescope

In the previous part of this Space Telescope Series, we discussed about the basic principle on which James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) is based i.e. Infrared astronomy. Today we will discuss the challenges faced in launching space telescopes keeping in mind JWST in particular and space telescopes in general. The James Webb Space telescope under construction. NASA/Desiree Stover Size : How to fit it in rocket? The James Webb Space Telescope is the largest, most powerful space telescope ever built. Details…

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A near-infrared image of exoplanet 51 Eridani b captured by the Gemini Planet Imager on 18 December 2014. Credit: J. Rameau (UdeM) and C. Marois (NRC Herzberg).

James Webb ST & Infrared astronomy

The Universe is full of radiation of all types but most of this does not reach us here on Earth because our atmosphere blocks out many wavelengths of radiation, but permits others through.

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