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JWST telescope integration and test progress
Author(s): Gary W. Matthews; Tony L. Whitman; Lee D. Feinberg; Mark F. Voyton; Juli A. Lander; Ritva Keski-Kuha
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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. The JWST Optical Telescope Element (Telescope) integration and test program is well underway. The telescope was completed in the spring of 2016 and the cryogenic test equipment has been through two optical test programs leading up to the final flight verification program. The details of the telescope mirror integration will be provided along with the current status of the flight observatory. In addition, the results of the two optical ground support equipment cryo tests will be shown and how these plans fold into the flight verification program.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 July 2016
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 9904, Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2016: Optical, Infrared, and Millimeter Wave, 990404 (29 July 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2232040
Show Author Affiliations
Gary W. Matthews, Harris Corp. (United States)
Tony L. Whitman, Harris Corp. (United States)
Lee D. Feinberg, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Mark F. Voyton, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Juli A. Lander, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Ritva Keski-Kuha, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9904:
Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2016: Optical, Infrared, and Millimeter Wave
Howard A. MacEwen; Giovanni G. Fazio; Makenzie Lystrup; Natalie Batalha; Nicholas Siegler; Edward C. Tong, Editor(s)

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