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NIRSpec News


December 2013 and January 2014
The STScI NIRSpec team held demonstration sessions at STScI and the AAS of our new prototype software for planning complex Multi-Object Spectroscopy observations with the NIRSpec Micro-Shutter Arrays.

November 2013
The ESA NIRSpec Science Team has delivered the first Calibration Data Products package which includes reference files for all steps in the ramps-to-slopes pipeline developed at STScI. Work is now continuing on the NIRSpec spectroscopic pipeline to be delivered in Fall 2014.

September 2013
The JWST NIRSpec instrument was shipped to the U.S. from the ESA Astrium test facility in Germany. It arrived at Baltimore's BWI airport on Sept. 20, 2013 and was transferred to NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md.