The James Webb Space Telescope; Its Mission, Design and Development
This introduces the James Webb Space Telescope, NASA's next Flagship astrophysics mission. The science goals and how they flow into mission requirements are introduced. We will visit the main features of the JWST Observatory design; the telescope, sunshield, spacecraft bus and integrated science instrument module. The status of the design and status of the flight hardware will be reviewed. This talk will share the path that lays ahead to launch and flight in October of 2018.
Jonathan Arenberg has been with Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems since 1989 having started with Hughes Aircraft Company working on optical, space and laser systems. Dr. Arenberg has worked on such astronomical programs as the Chandra X-ray Observatory, James Webb Space Telescope and helped conceive and develop the Starshade concept for the imaging of extra-solar planets. He has worked on major high-energy and tactical laser systems, laser component engineering, metrology and optical inspection issues. He is a member of the ISO and US committees charged with writing standards for laser and electro-optic systems and components, SPIE, American Astronomical Society, AIAA and Sigma Xi and is a long serving judge for the California State Science Fair. Dr. Arenberg holds a BS in physics and an MS and PhD in engineering, all from the University of California, Los Angeles. He is the author of over 140 conference presentations, papers and book chapters. He holds 1 European and 12 U.S. Patents in a wide variety of areas of technology and is currently the Chief Engineer for the James Webb Space Telescope Program at Northrop Grumman and is an SPIE Fellow and Visiting Lecturer.
"What's Up?" in this month will be presented by Steve Condrey