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An overview of the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) project

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Phillip A. Sabelhaus, John E. Decker

NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (USA)

Proc. SPIE 5487, Optical, Infrared, and Millimeter Space Telescopes, 550 (October 12, 2004); doi:10.1117/12.549895
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  • Optical, Infrared, and Millimeter Space Telescopes
  • John C. Mather
  • USA | June 21, 2004

abstract

The JWST project at the GSFC is responsible for the development, launch, operations and science data processing for the James Webb Space Telescope. The JWST project is currently in phase B with its launch scheduled for August 2011. The project is a partnership between NASA, ESA and CSA. The U.S. JWST team is now fully in place with the recent selection of Northrop Grumman Space Technology (NGST) as the prime contractor for the telescope and the Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI) as the mission operations and science data processing lead. This paper will provide an overview of the current JWST architecture and mission status including technology developments and risks.

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Phillip A. Sabelhaus and John E. Decker
"An overview of the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) project", Proc. SPIE 5487, Optical, Infrared, and Millimeter Space Telescopes, 550 (October 12, 2004); doi:10.1117/12.549895; http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.549895


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