European Team members involved in NIRSpec ISIM integration, March 2014
Most of the European team members involved in the integration of the Near InfraRed Spectrograph (NIRSpec) in the Integrated Science Instrument Module (ISIM) are shown in this picture.
From left to right:
Ralf Ehrenwinkler (Airbus, NIRSpec Assembly, Integration and Test Lead)
Frank Merkle (Airbus mechanical engineer)
Max Speckmaier (Airbus mechanical engineer)
and Maurice te Plate (ESA JWST System Integration and Test Manager)
Not in this photograph: Delphine Jollet (ESA mechanical system engineer)
NIRSpec is one of four instruments on JWST. It is a multi-object spectrograph capable of observing at least 100 astronomical objects simultaneously. It will support JWST's four main science themes by providing low, medium and high-resolution spectroscopic observations.
NIRSpec is developed by ESA with Airbus Defence and Space, Germany, as the prime contractor. NIRSpec's Micro Shutter Assembly (MSA) and Focal Plane Assembly (FPA) are provided by NASA.