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13 December 2020 Commissioning the James Webb Space Telescope Observatory
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The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) is going through final integration and testing and is planned to launch in 2021. The last remaining optical challenge for JWST is to fully align the observatory in flight to meet the optical requirements but this effort involves many system considerations to do this safely and efficiently and the entire effort will take several months. This talk will cover what it takes to deploy and optically commission the telescope including the many interactions and constraints of deployment, thermal, optical, attitude control and contamination properties of the observatory. The talk will cover the final optical requirements that the telescope will need to meet and will provide the roadmap of timelines, cooldown profiles, Wavefront Sensing and Control steps, system constraint considerations, and implementation of lessons learned from the ground test campaign that will result in meeting those optical requirements.
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Lee D. Feinberg, Carl Starr, Carl Reis, Keith Parrish, Randy Kimble, Mike McElwain, Scott Knight, Marshall Perrin, and Shaun Thomson "Commissioning the James Webb Space Telescope Observatory", Proc. SPIE 11443, Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2020: Optical, Infrared, and Millimeter Wave, 114430V (13 December 2020); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2560538
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