The science instrument payload of the James Webb Space Telescope has begun the first of three space-simulation tests in a giant thermal vacuum chamber at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center.
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The James Webb Space Telescope project continued to make solid progress in 2012. Several of the key mission milestones were completed this past year, and the telescope is on track for an October 2018 launch. The JWST team participated in the 2013 AAS meeting in Long Beach CA, and presented the community with a number of updates on the present status of the project, the future outlook, and the science opportunities. Many of the resources from the meeting are now available online.
The Space Telescope Science Institute
The JWST Science Operations Design Reference Mission (SODRM)