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James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) Observatory architecture and performance
Author(s): John Nella; Paul D. Atcheson; Charles B. Atkinson; Doug Au; Allen J. Bronowicki; Ed Bujanda; Andy Cohen; Don Davies; Paul A. Lightsey; Richard Lynch; Ray Lundquist; Michael T. Menzel; Martin Mohan; John Pohner; Paul Reynolds; Henry Rivera; Scott C. Texter; David V. Shuckstes; Debra D. Fitzgerald Simmons; Robert C. Smith; Pamela C. Sullivan; Dean D. Waldie; Rob Woods
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Paper 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.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 October 2004
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 5487, Optical, Infrared, and Millimeter Space Telescopes, (12 October 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.548928
Show Author Affiliations
John Nella, Northrop Grumman Space Technology (United States)
Paul D. Atcheson, Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. (United States)
Charles B. Atkinson, Northrop Grumman Space Technology (United States)
Doug Au, Northrop Grumman Space Technology (United States)
Allen J. Bronowicki, Northrop Grumman Space Technology (United States)
Ed Bujanda, Northrop Grumman Space Technology (United States)
Andy Cohen, Northrop Grumman Space Technology (United States)
Don Davies, Northrop Grumman Space Technology (United States)
Paul A. Lightsey, Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. (United States)
Richard Lynch, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Ray Lundquist, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Michael T. Menzel, Northrop Grumman Space Technology (United States)
Martin Mohan, Northrop Grumman Space Technology (United States)
John Pohner, Northrop Grumman Space Technology (United States)
Paul Reynolds, Northrop Grumman Space Technology (United States)
Henry Rivera, Northrop Grumman Space Technology (United States)
Scott C. Texter, Northrop Grumman Space Technology (United States)
David V. Shuckstes, Northrop Grumman Space Technology (United States)
Debra D. Fitzgerald Simmons, Northrop Grumman Space Technology (United States)
Robert C. Smith, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Pamela C. Sullivan, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Dean D. Waldie, Northrop Grumman Space Technology (United States)
Rob Woods, Northrop Grumman Space Technology (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5487:
Optical, Infrared, and Millimeter Space Telescopes
John C. Mather, Editor(s)

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