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The "Very Cool" James Webb Space Telescope!
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Author and Affiliation:
Teague, Peter J. B.(Sierra Lobo, Inc., Greenbelt, MD, United States)
Abstract: For over twenty years, scientists, engineers, technicians, and other personnel have been working on the next generation space telescope. As a partnership between NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration), CSA (Canadian Space Agency), and ESA (European Space Angency), the James Webb Space Telescope will complement the previous research performed by the Hubble by utilizing a larger primary mirror, which will also be optimized for infrared wavelengths. This combination will allow JWST to collect data and take images of light having traveled over 13.7 billion light years. This presentation will focus on the mission, as well as the contamination control challenges during the integration and testing in the NASA Goddard Spacecraft Systems Development and Integration Facility (SSDIF), one of the largest cleanrooms in the world. Additional information will be presented regarding space simulation testing down to a cool 20 degrees Kelvin [-424 degrees Fahrenheit] that will occur at Johnson Space Center in Houston, TX, and more testing and integration to happen at Northrop Grumman Corp., in Redondo Beach, CA. Launch of the JWST is currently scheduled for the spring of 2019 at Ariane Spaceport in French Guiana, South America.
Publication Date: Apr 30, 2018
Document ID:
20180002657
(Acquired May 15, 2018)
Subject Category: ASTRONOMY
Report/Patent Number: GSFC-E-DAA-TN49790
Document Type: Oral/Visual Presentation
Meeting Information: 64th ESTECH 2018; 30 Apr. - 3 May 2018; Orlando, FL; United States
Meeting Sponsor: Institute of Environmental Sciences and Technology (IEST); Schaumburg, IL, United States
Contract/Grant/Task Num: NNG14CR62C
Financial Sponsor: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center; Greenbelt, MD, United States
Organization Source: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center; Greenbelt, MD, United States
Description: 31p; In English
Distribution Limits: Unclassified; Publicly available; Unlimited
Rights: Copyright; Public use permitted
NASA Terms: JAMES WEBB SPACE TELESCOPE; SPACEBORNE TELESCOPES; MIRRORS; LAUNCHING; INFRARED SPECTRA; VACUUM CHAMBERS; CLEAN ROOMS; CANADIAN SPACE PROGRAM; EUROPEAN SPACE AGENCY; NASA SPACE PROGRAMS; UNIVERSE
Other Descriptors: SPACE SCIENCES; JAMES WEBB SPACE TELESCOPE
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