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Paper: The Science and Operations Center for the James Webb Space Telescope
Volume: 434, Astronomical Data Analysis Software and Systems XIX
Page: 103
Authors: Pollizzi, J.; Greene, G.; Krueger, A.
Abstract: The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) is widely touted as the successor to the venerable Hubble Space Telescope. To be launched in the summer of 2014, JWST will be one of the largest and most sophisticated satellites ever built for scientific exploration. The Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI) has the contract with NASA to design, develop and operate the JWST Science and Operations Center. For HST, a number of separate contractors built the equivalent center that the STScI then operated. Over time, STScI has integrated, maintained, and upgraded the HST SOC to successfully support the HST. Now, the STScI has the opportunity to leverage that twenty year experience of the lessons learned from operating the HST and evolving its systems to build the SOC for JWST from the ground up. This paper presents the architecture being planned, the lessons learned that are being applied and some of the challenges to be overcome in constructing the JWST SOC.
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