JWST: Cosmic TiVo

This week, the James Webb Space Telescope (JSWT) got its brain, or at least the bit responsible for its memory. The first solid-state electronics unit that will store the telescope’s data was delivered from SEAKR Engineer to the telescope’s builder, Northrop Grumman. It’s the same technology that’s inside devices like DVRs, meaning JWST is about to turn into a cosmic TiVo. Read the full article on Discovery News, where I am pleased to say I am a new writer! (Left, the JWST. NASA.)

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  1. Jasper says

    Congratulations on your writing career taking flight, Amy. You really do a good job with this. What is evident in your writing is that you are enthusiastic about the subject. You know how to pick the good stuff out of the big bag of information and throw them in to a nice and readable, interesting story. And that’s a gift. Inside the space/tech category you show to have a wide field of interest and knowledge. I enjoy reading the things you write.

  2. says

    Great article!

    But, I disagree with SEAKR’s decision not to put in a back-up unit, primarily because there will be no service missions available.

    This telescope is very important to our future. I have high hopes that the JWST has the ability to/and does discover sources of artificial light on the darksides of at least one exoplanet. that would be a paridigm changing event.

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