AAS 207th Meeting, 8-12 January 2006
Session 115 JWST
Poster, Wednesday, 9:20am-6:30pm, January 11, 2006, Exhibit Hall

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[115.06] Status of the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) Observatory

L. Feinberg, M. Clampin (NASA/GSFC), M. Mountain (STScI), JWST Project Team

The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) is a large aperture (6.5 meter), cryogenic space telescope with a suite of near and mid-infrared instruments covering the wavelength range of 0.6 µm to 28 µm. JWST’s primary science goal is to detect and characterize the first galaxies. It will also study the assembly of galaxies, star formation and protoplanetary systems, and formation of evolution of planetary systems. We will review recent progress in the design of JWST’s observatory architecture. In particular we will discuss the status of JWST’s optical system, recent successes in the primary mirror fabrication effort, and the status of key observatory elements such as the sunshield. We will also address the current projected scientific performance of the observatory.

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