Universe  ID: 4471

WFIRST: The Road to L2. The view from above

Wide-Field Infrared Survey Telescope (WFIRST) is a next-generation space telescope. It will observe the infrared universe from a halo orbit located at the Sun-Earth Lagrange Point two, located beyond the orbit of the Moon. This visualization views the trajectory from above the ecliptic plane.


Visualization Credits

Tom Bridgman (Global Science and Technology, Inc.): Lead Visualizer
Laurence Schuler (ADNET Systems, Inc.): Technical Support
Ian Jones (ADNET Systems, Inc.): Technical Support
Scott Wiessinger (USRA): Lead Producer
Neil Gehrels (NASA/GSFC): Lead Scientist
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NASA's Scientific Visualization Studio

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Wide-Field Infrared Survey Telescope (WFIRST)
Nancy Grace Roman Space Telescope

Data Used:
JPL DE421 also referred to as: DE421
Ephemeris - NASA/JPL
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This item is part of these series:
Astrophysics Visualizations
WFIRST Pre-Launch

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