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25 August 2005 Overview of James Webb Space Telescope and NIRCam's Role
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The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) is the scientific successor to both the Hubble Space Telescope and the Spitzer Space Telescope. It is envisioned as a facility-class mission. The instrument suite provides broad wavelength coverage and capabilities aimed at four key science themes: 1)The End of the Dark Ages: First Light and Reionization; 2) The Assembly of Galaxies; 3) The Birth of Stars and Protoplanetary Systems; and 4) Planetary Systems and the Origins of Life. NIRCam is the 0.6 to 5 micron imager for JWST, and it is also the facility wavefront sensor used to keep the primary mirror in alignment.
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Marcia J. Rieke, Douglas M. Kelly, and Scott D. Horner "Overview of James Webb Space Telescope and NIRCam's Role", Proc. SPIE 5904, Cryogenic Optical Systems and Instruments XI, 590401 (25 August 2005); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.615554
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