BOX 6.1

Space Telescopes Operated by NASA or with U.S. Participation (and operating spectral bands)

Great Observatories


Chandra (X-ray)

Hubble (infrared, optical, ultraviolet)

Spitzer (infrared)


Mid-size Telescopes


Fermi (gamma ray)

Kepler (optical)


Explorers


GALEX (ultraviolet)

RXTE (X-ray)

Swift (X-ray)

WISE (infrared)


Foreign Telescopes with U.S. Participation


Herschel (infrared)

INTEGRAL (gamma ray)

Planck (radio)

Suzaku (X-ray)

XMM-Newton (X-ray)

FIGURE 6.2 Artist’s drawing of the James Webb Space Telescope. SOURCE: NASA.

FIGURE 6.2 Artist’s drawing of the James Webb Space Telescope. SOURCE: NASA.



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