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Paper: JWST Data Management Subsystem Operations: Receiving, Processing, and Archiving JWST Data
Volume: 522, Astronomical Data Analysis Software and Systems XXVII
Page: 683
Authors: Kaleida, C.; Kyprianou, M.; Burger, M.; Abney, F.
Abstract: The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) is a cornerstone NASA's vision to reach new heights and reveal the unknown. JWST is an exemplary example of technical innovation, and is arguably the most complex space telescope ever designed by humankind. Behind this technological marvel lies an equally lofty goal: to see back in time to study the earliest stars and galaxies, and understand the origins and future of the universe and the galaxies and solar systems within it. The Data Management Subsystem is an integral part of the systems JWST needs to achieve these goals, as it serves as the interface between the spacecraft and the astronomers who use it. With the launch of the James Webb Space Telescope fast approaching, the software, hardware, workflows, and tools needed to receive, process, and archive JWST data are coming to maturity. We outline the JWST Data Management Subsystem from an Operations point-of-view and detail the systems and tools that will be used to ensure that the unprecedented JWST data products are of the highest quality possible and available in the archive as quickly as possible.
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