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James Webb Space Telescope: a large deployable cryogenic telescope in space
Author(s): Paul A. Lightsey
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Paper Abstract

The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) is a large space based astronomical telescope that will operate at cryogenic temperatures in an Earth-Sun L2 Orbit. The architecture has the telescope exposed to space, with a large sun shield providing thermal isolation and protection from direct illumination from the sun. The instruments will have the capability to observe over a spectral range from 0.6 μm to 28 μm wavelengths. The following paper will present an overview of the architecture and describe some of the features of the optical design for the JWST environment.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 December 2007
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 6720, Laser-Induced Damage in Optical Materials: 2007, 67200E (18 December 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.754010
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Paul A. Lightsey, Ball Aerospace and Technologies Corp. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6720:
Laser-Induced Damage in Optical Materials: 2007
Gregory J. Exarhos; Arthur H. Guenther; Keith L. Lewis; Detlev Ristau; M. J. Soileau; Christopher J. Stolz, Editor(s)

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