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JWST primary mirror material selection
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Paper Abstract

The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) conducted a phased down select for its primary mirror. Using the results of the Advanced Mirror System Demonstrator (AMSD) as a basis, the Mirror Recommendation Board (MRB) assessed the suitability for JWST of candidate mirrors in the areas of performance, schedule, cost and risk. Beryllium was selected for the JWST primary mirror. This paper summarizes the evaluation and selection process.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 October 2004
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 5487, Optical, Infrared, and Millimeter Space Telescopes, (12 October 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.549582
Show Author Affiliations
H. Philip Stahl, NASA Marshall Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Lee D. Feinberg, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Scott C. Texter, 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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