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The James Webb Space Telescope science instrument suite: an overview of optical designs
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Paper Abstract

The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) Observatory, the follow-on mission to the Hubble Space Telescope and to the Spitzer Space Facility, will yield astounding breakthroughs in the realms of infrared space science. The science instrument suite for this Observatory will consist of a Near-Infrared Camera, a Near-Infrared Spectrograph, a Mid-Infrared Instrument with imager, coronagraph and integral field spectroscopy modes, and a Fine Guider System Instrument with both a Guider module and a Tunable Filter Module. In this paper we present an overview of the optical designs of the telescope and instruments.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 October 2004
PDF: 17 pages
Proc. SPIE 5487, Optical, Infrared, and Millimeter Space Telescopes, (12 October 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.552053
Show Author Affiliations
Pamela S. Davila, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Brent J. Bos, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
James Contreras, Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. (United States)
Clinton Evans, EMS Technologies Canada, Ltd. (Canada)
Matthew A. Greenhouse, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Gurnie Hobbs, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Wolfgang Holota, EADS-Astrium, Ltd. (Germany)
Lynn W. Huff, Lockheed Martin Advanced Technology Ctr. (United States)
John B. Hutchings, Herzberg Institute of Astrophysics, NRCC (Canada)
Thomas H. Jamieson, Lockheed Martin Advanced Technology Ctr. (United States)
Paul A. Lightsey, Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. (United States)
Chris Morbey, Herzberg Institute of Astrophysics, NRC Canada (Canada)
Richard Murowinski, Herzberg Institute of Astrophysics, NRC Canada (Canada)
Marcia J. Rieke, Steward Observatory/Univ. of Arizona (United States)
Neil Rowlands, EMS Technologies Canada, Ltd. (Canada)
Bruce Steakley, Lockheed Martin Advanced Technology Ctr. (United States)
Martyn Wells, Royal Observatory/Univ. of Edinburgh (United Kingdom)
Maurice B.J. te Plate, European Space Agency (Netherlands)
Gillian S. Wright, Royal Observatory/Univ. of Edinburgh (United Kingdom)


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

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