James Webb Space Telescope Launches with Dunmore Aerospace Thermal Materials

Dunmore’s multilayer insulation films protect the James Webb Space Telescope on its journey to answer the mysteries of the universe.

The launch of the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) is scheduled for December 25, 2021 in the French Guiana on top of the Ariane 5 Rocket at 7:20 EST. Dunmore is proud to announce the use of Dunmore’s thermal control materials on the outer surface and interior of the James Webb Space Telescope. The JWST uses infrared light technology to capture data from galaxies that formed over a billion years ago, which will help scientists further understand exoplanets and early periods of the universe. JWST uses passive thermal management materials developed by Dunmore, which helps protect the critical mission from various space conditions

The James Webb Telescope was developed by NASA, the European Space Agency, and the Canadian Space Agency. This $10 billion dollar project is set to launch after almost 25 years of planning and development. JWST's objective is to help scientists learn about the early periods of the universe. The James Webb Telescope’s primary goal is to study new galaxies, stars and planet formations. JWST will also help scientists discover and gain an understanding of exoplanets' atmosphere, weather, and seasons, while also looking for signs of past or present life forms.

Dunmore is a global manufacturer of engineered coated and laminated films and foils with manufacturing facilities in the U.S and Germany. Dunmore produces coated film, metallized film and laminated film substrates for the aircraft, spacecraft, photovoltaic, graphic arts, packaging, insulation, and electronics industries. Dunmore is a Steel Partners company, and is ISO 9001:2015 and OSHA VPP Star certified.

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Image Credits: NASA / Chris Gunn