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James Webb Space Telescope: Project Overview

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2 Author(s)
Sabelhaus, P.A. ; Nat. Aeronaut. & Astronaut. Space Adm., Greenbelt ; Decker, J.

The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) project at the NASA, Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) is responsible for the development, launch, flight, and science operations for the telescope. The project is in phase B with its launch scheduled for no earlier than June 2013. The project is a partnership among NASA, the European Space Agency (ESA), and the Canadian Space Agency (CSA). The JWST mission team is fully in place, including major ESA and CSA subcontractors. This provides an overview of the planned JWST science, current architecture focusing on the instrumentation, and mission status, including technology developments, and risks.

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Aerospace and Electronic Systems Magazine, IEEE  (Volume:22 ,  Issue: 7 )