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James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) Observatory architecture and performance

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John Nella, Charles B. Atkinson, Doug Au, Allen J. Bronowicki, Ed Bujanda, Andy Cohen, Don Davies, Michael T. Menzel, Martin Mohan, John Pohner, Paul Reynolds, Henry Rivera, Scott C. Texter, David V. Shuckstes, Debra D. Fitzgerald Simmons, Dean D. Waldie, Rob Woods

Northrop Grumman Space Technology (USA)

Paul D. Atcheson, Paul A. Lightsey

Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. (USA)

Richard Lynch, Ray Lundquist, Robert C. Smith, Pamela C. Sullivan

NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (USA)

Proc. SPIE 5487, Optical, Infrared, and Millimeter Space Telescopes, 576 (October 12, 2004); doi:10.1117/12.548928
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  • Optical, Infrared, and Millimeter Space Telescopes
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abstract

JWST will be used to help understand the shape and chemical composition of the universe, and the evolution of galaxies, stars and planets. With a 6.5 meter primary mirror, the Observatory will observe red shifted light from the early history of the universe, and will see objects 400 times fainter than those seen from large ground-based telescopes or the current generation of space-based infrared telescopes. NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) manages JWST with contributions from a number of academic, government, and industrial partners. The contract to build the space-based Observatory for JWST was awarded to the Northrop Grumman Space Technology (NGST)/Ball/Kodak/ATK team.

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John Nella ; Paul D. Atcheson ; Charles B. Atkinson ; Doug Au ; Allen J. Bronowicki, et al.
"James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) Observatory architecture and performance", Proc. SPIE 5487, Optical, Infrared, and Millimeter Space Telescopes, 576 (October 12, 2004); doi:10.1117/12.548928; http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.548928


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