ROCHESTER, N.Y., Sept. 11 -- Eastman Kodak Co.'s Commercial & Government Systems unit has been selected as part of a TRW-led team to build NASA's James Webb space telescope (formerly known as next-generation space telescope), the successor to the Hubble space telescope.
Under contract to TRW Inc., Kodak will integrate and test the optical telescope element of the James Webb space telescope payload that will capture images and information from outer space. TRW is the selected observatory contractor.
Using its infrared sensors, the space telescope will monitor distant space to "see" the first stars and galaxies formed in the universe billions of years ago. A component of NASA's Origins Program, the James Webb space telescope will help astronomers seek answers to fundamental questions about the birth and evolution of galaxies, the size and shape of the universe and the mysterious life cycle of matter.
Kodak has partnered with NASA on space science and remote sensing missions such as the lunar orbiter missions and the Chandra X-ray observatory.
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