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James Webb Space Telescope and the Traveling Salesman Problem

How do you decide which stars the world’s most expensive telescope looks at? This video introduces the Traveling Salesman Problem and some basic algorithms to solve it, attitude control and momentum management on the James Webb Space Telescope, and some key concepts of all optimization problems.

0:00 Intro
1:36 The Traveling Salesman Problem
6:08 Webb Momentum Management
9:41 Using the Universe as a Computer

Circuit Board Drilling:
Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus:
JWST Solar Panels:
JWST Heat Shield:
JWST Momentum Overview:
JWST Observation Planning:

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