Mid-Infrared Instrument

Mission Summary

Designed to play a key role in NASA's James Webb Space Telescope, the Mid-Infrared Instrument, or MIRI, will image stars and galaxies in infrared light. Data from the instrument will contribute to investigations about the evolution of the universe and the search for the first-ever episode of star formation, or "first light."

The James Webb Space Telescope is under development and working toward a 2018 launch date.

Acronym: MIRI
Type: Instrument
Status: Future
Launch Date: 2018
Launch Location: Guiana Space Centre, French Guiana
Target: Universe
Mike Ressler is the NASA project scientist for the MIRI instrument that will fly onboard NASA's James Webb Space Telescope. Meet a Face Behind the MIRI

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An image taken from one of NASA's two special Two Cameras Offer View of Webb Telescope in Clean Room

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The MIRI Cleanroom Huddle: Although it appears that these six contamination control engineers are in a huddle around the James Webb Space Telescope's Mid-Infrared Instrument (or MIRI) First Flight Instrument Delivered for James Webb Space Telescope

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