2 August 2014 JWST telescope integration and test status
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The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) is a 6.5m, segmented, IR telescope that will explore the first light of the universe after the big bang. 2014 is an incredible year for the Telescope Alignment, Integration, and Test portion of the program. Long awaited and planned, the two segment Pathfinder telescope will be built and the Optical Ground Support Equipment (OGSE) will be integrated into the large cryo-vacuum chamber at the Johnson Spaceflight Center. The current status of the integration equipment and the demonstrations leading up to the flight-like Pathfinder telescope will be provided as the first step to the final verification of the complex cryo test equipment. The plans and status of bringing the OGSE on-line and ready for a series of risk reduction cryo tests starting in 2015 on the Pathfinder Telescope will also be presented.
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Gary Matthews, Gary Matthews, Thomas Scorse, Thomas Scorse, Scott Kennard, Scott Kennard, John Spina, John Spina, Tony Whitman, Tony Whitman, Scott Texter, Scott Texter, Charles Atkinson, Charles Atkinson, Greg Young, Greg Young, Ritva Keski-Kuha, Ritva Keski-Kuha, James Marsh, James Marsh, Juli Lander, Juli Lander, Lee Feinberg, Lee Feinberg, } "JWST telescope integration and test status", Proc. SPIE 9143, Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2014: Optical, Infrared, and Millimeter Wave, 914305 (2 August 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2055286; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2055286

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