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The near-infrared spectrometer NIRSpec, one of the four instruments to be installed on JWST, has reached a milestone with the successful verification of its FORE optical system at ambient conditions, to be followed by verification at operational temperatures
Published: 2 November 2007
Construction of the 18 mirror segment blanks of the James Webb Space Telescope has been completed by Axsys Technologies Inc., Alabama, USA. They have been shipped for grinding and polishing, after which they will be assembled to form the 6.6m-diameter primary mirror of JWST.
Published: 8 February 2007
Following a competitive definition study, ESA has awarded EADS Astrium GmbH with the contract to build the Near-Infrared Spectrograph (NIRSpec) instrument on board the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST).
Published: 6 August 2004
The ESA Directorate of Science has issued an Announcement of Opportunity (AO) for membership of the Instrument Science Team (IST) of NIRSpec.
Published: 18 March 2004
Somewhere in the distant, old Universe, a population of stars hide undetected. They were the first to form after the birth of the Universe and are supposed to be far bigger in mass than any star visible today.
Published: 26 January 2003
The head of the European Space Agency's (ESA) Science Programme will tell more than 200 astronomers gathered in Belgium today that Europe could play a significant role in the development of a new space telescope.
Published: 18 June 1998
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