Copper Gets Going to Observe Distant Galaxies

New December case study presents the copper wire in thermal shield for the Webb Telescope.

Going on a magnified space mission
Due to be launched in October 2018, the James Webb Space Telescope will follow up NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope and the Spitzer Space Telescope. This new observatory will feature a larger 6.5-metre diameter mirror – compared to Hubble’s 2.4-metre mirror – making it the most powerful telescope ever built. The expectations for the Webb are also larger: to shed light on the formation of our own solar system, and even the origins of the universe.

Click here to discover the role copper will play in understanding our cosmic history.

Copper has been interwoven with the story of humanity’s progress for centuries.

Essential to modern living, it delivers electricity and clean water into our homes and cities, and makes an important contribution to sustainable development. More than that, it is essential to life itself.

Copper’s unique properties make it the material of choice for many professions seeking to create solutions for applications in extreme environments too.

In a new campaign, designed for a public curious to understand the secrets behind the innovations required to operate successfully in such environments, we have selected a series of case studies unveiling the roles that copper plays when things get tough.

Under the hashtag #gocopper, the campaign kicked off with five stories, and is updated every month with a new case that we hope you’ll find interesting.

Click here to discover the nine case-studies of the campaign.