Projects for the topic Hubble Space Telescope

Proposed projects

The Cosmological Advanced Survey Telescope for Optical and UV Research is a proposed Canadian Space Agency satellite mission that would provide high-resolution imaging in the UV/optical (0.15–0.55 μm) spectral region.

The James Webb Space Telescope, set to launch in 2019, is the long-anticipated successor to the Hubble Space Telescope. Optimized for near-infrared observations, with a dazzling array of instrumentation, JWST will make fundamental new discoveries about the very early Universe, the assembly of galaxies, the birth of stars and planets, and the origins of life. Through the involvement of the Canadian Space Agency, Canadian astronomers have access to 5% of time for PI-driven projects on this extraordinary facility.

The Wide-Field Infrared Survey Telescope is a NASA flagship space mission – the grandchild of the Hubble Space telescope - to launch in 2025 that will study dark matter, dark energy and exoplanets with unprecedented precision. Mike Hudson has been leading the scientific effort that will enable Canada to join this mission. He is also a member of the WFIRST Cosmology Science Investigation Team.

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