This IET DIY Faraday Challenge asks students to design and prototype a product or process involved in creating the James Webb Space Telescope. Your design must include an electric circuit and should be designed as a working prototype.
The James Webb Space Telescope (or Webb for short), will allow us to see far deeper into the universe than ever before. Its development has not been easy, involving countries around the world, including the United Kingdom, it has presented engineers with many challenges along the way. From keeping parts clean and dust free during development, to transporting the telescope, or parts of it, around the world, to its deployment and operation in space, engineers have had to work together to solve many problems. This challenge gives students the opportunity to explore the work that engineers do with a space context, putting into practice design, modelling and use of basic electronics.
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