Space-Based Astronomy
NASA’s suite of “Great Observatories”
The Hubble Space Telescope
The Spitzer Space Telescope
The Chandra X-ray Observatory
(“Deceased”: The Compton Gamma Ray Observatory)
Other missions: XMM-Newton (w/ESA), FUSE,
Galex, WMAP, many others
Future: James Webb Space Telescope, Astro-E2,
SNAP, TPF, GLAST, Swift, LISA, Constellation-X
Technical phrase is “Lots and lots and lots.”