12 July 2008 Design status of the James Webb Space Telescope
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The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) is NASA's next great astronomical mission. At the time of this paper, the mission has just passed its preliminary design review. This paper will visit three areas of significant maturation since the design was initially introduced. The three areas discussed are; addition of a heater to the fine steering mirror, spacecraft bus rearchiteture, and redesign of the sunshield core. Each of these design evolutions enables the mission through improved performance, reduced risk or complexity. These three design changes are examples of the efforts being exerted on the other aspects of the design that are not covered in this paper.
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Jonathan W. Arenberg, Jonathan W. Arenberg, } "Design status of the James Webb Space Telescope", Proc. SPIE 7010, Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2008: Optical, Infrared, and Millimeter, 70100M (12 July 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.789453; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.789453


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