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Status of the JWST optical telescope element
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Paper Abstract

Significant progress has been made in the development of the Optical Telescope Element (OTE) for the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) Observatory. All of the mirror assemblies are complete and delivered. The composite Primary Mirror Backplane Support Structure (PMBSS) has completed assembly and in Static Load testing. All the deployment mechanisms have completed their qualification programs. This paper will discuss the current status of all the OTE components and the plan forward to completion.

Paper Details

Date Published: 2 August 2014
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 9143, Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2014: Optical, Infrared, and Millimeter Wave, 914303 (2 August 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2055546
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Charlie Atkinson, Northrop Grumman (United States)
Scott Texter, Northrop Grumman (United States)
Ritva Keski-Kuha, 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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