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JWST telescope integration and test status
Author(s): Gary Matthews; Thomas Scorse; Scott Kennard; John Spina; Tony Whitman; Scott Texter; Charles Atkinson; Greg Young; Ritva Keski-Kuha; James Marsh; Juli Lander; Lee Feinberg
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Paper Abstract

The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) is a 6.5m, segmented, IR telescope that will explore the first light of the universe after the big bang. 2014 is an incredible year for the Telescope Alignment, Integration, and Test portion of the program. Long awaited and planned, the two segment Pathfinder telescope will be built and the Optical Ground Support Equipment (OGSE) will be integrated into the large cryo-vacuum chamber at the Johnson Spaceflight Center. The current status of the integration equipment and the demonstrations leading up to the flight-like Pathfinder telescope will be provided as the first step to the final verification of the complex cryo test equipment. The plans and status of bringing the OGSE on-line and ready for a series of risk reduction cryo tests starting in 2015 on the Pathfinder Telescope will also be presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 2 August 2014
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 9143, Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2014: Optical, Infrared, and Millimeter Wave, 914305 (2 August 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2055286
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Gary Matthews, Exelis Inc. (United States)
Thomas Scorse, Exelis Inc. (United States)
Scott Kennard, Exelis Inc. (United States)
John Spina, Exelis Inc. (United States)
Tony Whitman, Exelis Inc. (United States)
Scott Texter, Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems (United States)
Charles Atkinson, Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems (United States)
Greg Young, Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems (United States)
Ritva Keski-Kuha, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
James Marsh, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Juli Lander, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Lee Feinberg, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9143:
Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2014: Optical, Infrared, and Millimeter Wave
Jacobus M. Oschmann; Mark Clampin; Giovanni G. Fazio; Howard A. MacEwen, Editor(s)

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