The JWST science instrument payload: mission context and status

@inproceedings{Greenhouse2013TheJS,
  title={The JWST science instrument payload: mission context and status},
  author={Matthew Greenhouse},
  booktitle={Optics \& Photonics - Optical Engineering + Applications},
  year={2013}
}
  • M. Greenhouse
  • Published in
    Optics & Photonics - Optical…
    2013
  • Physics
The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) is the scientific successor to the Hubble Space Telescope. It is a cryogenic infrared space observatory with a 25 m2 aperture (6 m class) telescope that will achieve diffraction limited angular resolution at a wavelength of 2 um. The science instrument payload includes three passively cooled near-infrared instruments providing broad- and narrow-band imagery, coronography, as well as multi-object and integral-field spectroscopy over the 0.6 < λ < 5.0 um… 
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