Saturday, January 20, 2007

IBM to Develop James Webb Telescope Software

NASA announced that IBM will develop the software for its upcoming James Webb Space Telescope, scheduled to be launched in 2013. The required software for the telescope, designed to succeed the hugely successful Hubble Space Telescope, will be written in C++ and developed using the Unified Modeling Language.

The James Webb Space Telescope will feature a folding 21-inch primary mirror and other cutting edge technology.

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