The James Webb Space Telescope

  title={The James Webb Space Telescope},
  author={J. Gardner and J. Mather and M. Clampin and R. Doyon and M. Greenhouse and H. Hammel and J. Hutchings and P. Jakobsen and S. Lilly and K. Long and J. Lunine and M. Mccaughrean and M. Mountain and J. Nella and G. Rieke and M. Rieke and H. Rix and E. P. Smith and G. Sonneborn and M. Stiavelli and H. S. Stockman and R. Windhorst and G. Wright},
  journal={Space Science Reviews},
  • J. Gardner, J. Mather, +20 authors G. Wright
  • Published 2006
  • Physics, Art
  • Space Science Reviews
  • The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) is a large (6.6 m), cold (<50 K), infrared (IR)-optimized space observatory that will be launched early in the next decade into orbit around the second Earth–Sun Lagrange point. The observatory will have four instruments: a near-IR camera, a near-IR multiobject spectrograph, and a tunable filter imager will cover the wavelength range, 0.6 < ; < 5.0 μ m, while the mid-IR instrument will do both imaging and spectroscopy from 5.0 < ; < 29 μ m.The JWST science… CONTINUE READING
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    Paper Mentions

    The James Webb Space Telescope: Mission Overview and Status
    • 3
    Recent progress with the JWST Observatory
    • M. Clampin
    • Physics, Engineering
    • Astronomical Telescopes and Instrumentation
    • 2014
    • 14
    James Webb Space Telescope Calibration
    Overview of the James Webb Space Telescope observatory
    • M. Clampin
    • Engineering
    • Optical Engineering + Applications
    • 2011
    • 8
    Overview of the James Webb Space Telescope Observatory
    • 9
    The JWST science instrument payload: mission context and status
    • M. Greenhouse
    • Physics, Engineering
    • Astronomical Telescopes + Instrumentation
    • 2016
    • 17
    A starshade for JWST: science goals and optimization
    • 20
    • PDF


    The near-infrared camera (NIRCam) for the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST)
    • S. Horner, M. Rieke
    • Physics, Engineering
    • SPIE Astronomical Telescopes + Instrumentation
    • 2004
    • 37
    James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) Observatory architecture and performance
    • 56
    James Webb Space Telescope
    • 199
    • PDF
    Performance modeling of JWST near-infrared multi-object spectrograph
    • 23
    The James Webb Space Telescope science instrument suite: an overview of optical designs
    • 18
    The JWST fine guidance sensor
    • 19
    The first galaxies: structure and stellar populations
    • M. Dickinson
    • Physics
    • Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences
    • 2000
    • 52
    • PDF
    • 46
    • PDF