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STATUS

Recent Accomplishments

Updated: Feb 12, 2021


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The tables below contain a record of program and project accomplishments. The list will be updated approximately every month. Date color coding and superscripts indicate the following:

Date Annotation Key
BLACK On Time as planned.
GREEN Ahead of Planned.
RED Later than Planned.
TAN ITALICS Replanned Milestones

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This image points out various major hardware components of the observatory referred to in the tables to orient the reader. Credit: STSci



Due Date Item Accomplished Completion Date
January 2021 Complete Post Environmental Testing Sunshield Deployments Completed 12/16/20
Due Date Item Accomplished Completion Date
December 2020 Complete Post Environmental Testing Spacecraft Bus Deployments Completed 11/12/20
November 2020 No Planned Milestones  
October 2020 Complete Observatory Environmental Testing 10/2/20
September 2020    
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April 2020 Deliver Science and Operations Center release 2.1 04/30/20
March 2020 Replacement CTP & TWTA installed into Spacecraft 02/24/20
Conduct fourth early commissioning exercise 02/12/20
February 2020 Flight coupled loads analysis #2 delivered 02/28/2020
Command/Telemetry Processor (CTP) replacement delivered 01/13/2020
January 2020 Spacecraft Element level Sunshield post-environment folding complete 01/22/2020
Due Date Item Accomplished Completion Date
December 2019 Replacement tunable wave traveling amplifiers (TWTAs) delivered 11/22/19
November 2019 Data Management Subsystem build 7.4 delivered 11/25/19
Flight Software build 3.4 delivered 08/30/19
October 2019 Spacecraft Element level post-environment deployments complete 10/9/19
September 2019 Install Science Payload onto Spacecraft Element 8/23/19
Deliver the flight version of launch vehicle coupled loads analysis #2 and detailed assessment Replanned to follow science payload installation (FY 20)
Spacecraft Element integration complete 6/29/19
Conduct contingency planning rehearsal #3 at the MOC 9/27/19
August 2019 Complete Spacecraft Element post-launch environments and thermal vacuum testing folding Replanned to follow science payload installation (FY 20)
Observatory System Integration Review (Part 1) 7/25/19
Observatory System Integration Review (Part 2) 10/19
July 2019 Received updated Cycle 1 proposals from the Guaranteed Time Observers. 6/25/19
Conduct Science Operations rehearsal #5 at the MOC. 7/12/19
June 2019 Complete Spacecraft Element post-launch environmental testing deployment. Replanned to follow science payload installation.
Complete the secondary mirror structure deployment driven by the Spacecraft Element. 7/13/19
May 2019 No Milestones Planned for May.
April 2019 Open thermal vacuum chamber door following testing 5/19/19 (Feature Story)
Conduct Wavefront Sensing rehearsal #3 at the MOC 04/12/19
March 2019 Begin Spacecraft Element thermal vacuum test 4/7/19
Deliver the flight version of launch vehicle coupled loads analysis #2 Observatory Model 5/7/2019
February 2019 Deliver final results for SCE environmental testing 4/5/2019
Conduct Early Commissioning Exercise #2 at the MOC 03/06/19 (Government shutdown delay)
January 2019 Conduct a SCE Comprehensive System Test in preparation for thermal vacuum testing 09/26/18
Due Date Item Accomplished Completion Date
December 2018 Conduct Science Operations rehearsal #4 at the MOC 12/21/18
Begin Spacecraft Element vibration testing 11/15/18
Complete the validation of science payload software 10/27/18
November 2018 Complete Spacecraft Element Acoustic Test 10/28/18
Deliver Observatory Science and Operations software build 10/19/18
October 2018 Conduct Wavefront Sensing rehearsal #2 at the Missions Operations Center (MOC) 10/6/18
Stow the sunshield into launch position following repairs of the membrane covers 9/28/18
Spacecraft Element (SCE) ready for resumption of environmental testing following MCA repairs 10/19/18
September 2018 Complete integration of the Telescope onto the Spacecraft Element Replanned to 09/2019
August 2018 Complete Telescope delivery to Northrop Grumman Replanned to 08/2019
Conduct Integrated Team Exercise #1 Alternate milestone selected for 2019 ( * )
Cycle 1 General Observers proposal selection Replanned to 07/2019
Deliver Spacecraft Element to Observatory Integration and Test Alternate milestone selected for 2019 ( * )
July 2018 Complete Ground Segment test #2 7/25/18
Retension sunshield after thermal vacuum testing of the Spacecraft Element Replanned to 06/2019
Conduct Spacecraft Element Compliance Review, part 1 Alternate milestone selected for 2019 ( * )
Complete Johnson Space Center (JSC) Chamber A decommissioning 6/14/18
June 2018 Launch Readiness Exercise #1 Alternate milestone selected for 2019 ( * )
Deliver final version of the spacecraft handbook to NASA 5/9/18
May 2018 Begin Spacecraft Element thermal vacuum test Replanned to 04/2019
Deliver analysis of launch effects on JWST Observatory Replanned to 03/2019
April 2018 Deliver results from Spacecraft Element acoustic and vibration tests Replanned to 02/2019
Complete post shipment functional testing of the Telescope Replanned to 01/2019
March 2018 Complete Spacecraft Element vibration test Replanned to 11/2018
Spacecraft thrusters modules ready for installation 2/19/18
Ship telescope from NASA/JSC to Northrop Grumman 2/2/18
February 2018 Complete Spacecraft Element (combined spacecraft and sunshield) Acoustic Test Started 3/25/2018
Conduct Observatory Deployment Review #3 1/31/18
January 2018 Complete Wavefront Sensing & Control commissioning exercise 3/10/2018
Install spacecraft horizontal radiator panels 1/3/18