The James Webb Space Telescope, or JWST for short, is the much-delayed large infrared telescope scheduled for launch on 31 October 2021. The telescope’s 6.5-meter primary mirror consists of eighteen hexagonal made of gold-plated beryllium mirror segments. That's nearly three times bigger than the HST's 2.4-meter mirror.
The JWST will eye the Universe from long-wavelength visible light through mid-infrared wavelengths (0.6 to 28.3 μm) from the Sun-Earth Lagrange 2 point. A large silicon-coated sun shield and an aluminum-coated Kapton will keep the mirror and instruments at temperatures below 50 K to maximize infrared sensitivity. BTW, Kapton is a polyimide film that remains stable across a wide range of temperatures.
No substantial change in the mainstream understanding of the Universe has occurred for nearly a century due to the hijacking of physics and astroscience by mathematicians. Wal Thornhill states in the following video that “the narrative has become complicated as barnacles of ad hoc theory are encrusted in a Titanic of institutionalized science.” How true.
Indeed, Wal predicts that the JWST will support the research of Halton Arp, verifying that high redshift quasars are born in pairs that emit bi-directional jets along the spin axis of a low-redshift galaxy. In addition, plasmoid-driven galactic bi-directional dense plasma focus experiments of Active Galactic Nuclei behavior may prove accurate. When the Electric Universe model prediction is verified, it should force a fundamental change in mainstream astroscience and a much-needed return to doing science as it was before the hijack.
According to NASA, the JWST launch date will likely be delayed beyond October 2021. That's due to anomalies found in the telescope's launch vehicle, the Ariane 5 rocket. Apparently, the nose cone protecting the payload as it goes up through the atmosphere is faulty. When the vehicle reaches space, the fairing separates from the rocket in two pieces and falls away. However, in two recent launches, the rocket experienced unexpected vehicle accelerations during nose cone separation. So, Ariane 5 launches have been postponed while the ESA and Arianespace investigate the issue. Sigh.