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We Are Multi-Mission

We help humanity explore the universe with advanced space telescopes and ever-growing data archives.

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We Further Scientific Research

We envision, define, and operate missions that offer cutting-edge research opportunities for the astronomical community.

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We Inspire Through Outreach

We share scientific knowledge of the universe in ways that inspire, excite, challenge, and educate.

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  • Fleet Architecture for the Next Great Observatories

    Fleet Architecture for the Next Great Observatories
    13 Jun 2023

    The recent decadal survey advocated for the development of three flagship-class missions, also referred to as the “Next Great Observatories” as fundamental to advancement...

  • Why Doesn’t the Universe Have More Stars?

    Why Doesn’t the Universe Have More Stars?
    15 Jun 2023

    The 2023 ESA Distinguished Lecture will feature Aurora Simionescu (Netherlands Institute for Space Research) who will present her lecture on Why Doesn’t the Universe Have...

  • Roman Science Inspired by Emerging JWST Results

    Banner Image for Roman Science Inspired by JWST Conference
    20-23 Jun 2023

    The Nancy Grace Roman Space Telescope, planned to launch in late 2026, will provide a simultaneous field of view 100 times larger than that of JWST and 200 times larger than that of...


NGC 3627
Bug Nebula
Spiral Galaxy NGC 1300
Small Magellanic Cloud
Stephan's Quintet
Faint glow within galaxy clusters
Supernova Remnant 0509-67.5
Horsehead Nebula (Infrared)
Heart of the Tarantula Nebula
Westerlund 2
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