In-flight performance of the NIRSpec micro shutter array

@inproceedings{Rawle2022InflightPO,
  title={In-flight performance of the NIRSpec micro shutter array},
  author={Timothy D. Rawle and Giovanna Giardino and D. E. Franz and Robert Rapp and Maurice B. J. te Plate and Christian A. Zincke and Yasin M. Abul-Huda and Catarina Alves de Oliveira and Katie Bechtold and Tracy Beck and Stephan M. Birkmann and Torsten B{\"o}ker and Ralf Ehrenwinkler and Pierre Ferruit and Dennis Garland and Peter Viggo Jakobsen and Diane M. Karakla and Hermann Karl and Charles D. Tony Keyes and Robert Ing Grad Koehler and Kumari Nimisha and Nora L{\"u}tzgendorf and Elena Manjavacas and Anthony L Marston and Samuel H. Moseley and Peter Mosner and James Muzerolle and Patrick M. Ogle and Charles R. Proffitt and Elena Sabbi and Marco Sirianni and Glenn M. Wahlgren and Emily Wislowski and Raymond H. Wright and Chi Rai Wu and Peter Zeidler},
  booktitle={Astronomical Telescopes + Instrumentation},
  year={2022}
}
The NIRSpec instrument on the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) brings the first multi-object spectrograph (MOS) into space, enabled by a programmable Micro Shutter Array (MSA) of ∼250,000 individual apertures. During the 6-month Commissioning period, the MSA performed admirably, completing ∼800 reconfigurations with an average success rate of ∼96% for commanding shutters open in science-like patterns. We show that 82.5% of the unvignetted shutter population is usable for science, with… 

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