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Science commissioning of JWST: applying Hubble's lessons to the Webb
Author(s): Carl P. Biagetti
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Paper Abstract

The Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI) has the primary role for planning and executing the science program for the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST). It also has a lead role, in support of the Prime Contractor, in planning and carrying out the science instrument commissioning program designed to enable, post-launch, the start of Observatory science. In this paper, we address planning principles and operational lessons stemming from our Hubble experience and show how those principles and lessons are being applied to the science commissioning plans for the JWST Observatory. In doing so, we contrast JWST's expected early-life operations with Hubble's post-servicing performance, and address any adjustments needed in our HST principles and lessons in order to effectively apply them to the specific challenges of JWST science commissioning.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 September 2012
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 8448, Observatory Operations: Strategies, Processes, and Systems IV, 844814 (13 September 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.926368
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Carl P. Biagetti, Space Telescope Science Institute (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8448:
Observatory Operations: Strategies, Processes, and Systems IV
Alison B. Peck; Robert L. Seaman; Fernando Comeron, Editor(s)

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