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The Nancy Grace Roman Space Telescope (RST), formerly known as Wide Field Infrared Survey Telescope (WFIRST), is currently under development by NASA, to potentially be launched and put in a halo orbit around the Sun-Earth L2 point in the mid 2020's.

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What limits the duration of the Roman Space Telescope mission?

The Nancy Grace Roman Space Telescope has a planned duration of five years. Is this a hard limit due to expendables on the spacecraft; it is an infrared telescope so presumably will have a coolant, ...
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What “improvements in technology” allowed the primary mirror of RST (WFIRST) to be less than 1/4 the weight of Hubble's?

The recent NASA press release Primary Mirror for NASA’s Roman Space Telescope Completed states: While it’s the same size as the Hubble Space Telescope’s main mirror, it is less than one-fourth the ...
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Will WFIRST and JWST be able to resolve each other?

The James Webb Space Telescope is scheduled to launch in 2021 and be put in a halo orbit around Sun-Earth L2 soon after. The plan for the Wide Field Infrared Survey Telescope is a launch perhaps ...