18 August 2005 An overview of the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) project
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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.
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Phillip A. Sabelhaus, Phillip A. Sabelhaus, Doug Campbell, Doug Campbell, Mark Clampin, Mark Clampin, John Decker, John Decker, Matt Greenhouse, Matt Greenhouse, Alan Johns, Alan Johns, Mike Menzel, Mike Menzel, Robert Smith, Robert Smith, Pam Sullivan, Pam Sullivan, } "An overview of the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) project", Proc. SPIE 5899, UV/Optical/IR Space Telescopes: Innovative Technologies and Concepts II, 58990P (18 August 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.612659; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.612659
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