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Overview of the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) project
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Paper Abstract

The JWST project at the GSFC is responsible for the development, launch, operations and science data processing for the James Webb Space Telescope. The JWST project is currently in phase B with its launch scheduled for August 2011. The project is a partnership between NASA, ESA and CSA. The U.S. JWST team is now fully in place with the selection of Northrop Grumman Space Technology (NGST) as the prime contractor for the telescope and the Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI) as the mission operations and science data processing lead. This paper will provide an overview of the current JWST architecture and mission status including technology developments and risks.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 August 2005
PDF: 14 pages
Proc. SPIE 5899, UV/Optical/IR Space Telescopes: Innovative Technologies and Concepts II, 58990P (18 August 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.612659
Show Author Affiliations
Phillip A. Sabelhaus, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Doug Campbell, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Mark Clampin, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
John Decker, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Matt Greenhouse, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Alan Johns, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Mike Menzel, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Robert Smith, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Pam Sullivan, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5899:
UV/Optical/IR Space Telescopes: Innovative Technologies and Concepts II
Howard A. MacEwen, Editor(s)

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