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DRM Programs
Design Reference Mission Programs

The Design Reference Mission (DRM) was intended to be a representative science program for the Webb. The DRM Programs are presented in detail sufficient to aid in the development of functional requirements for the JWST mission (e.g. before the selection and final design of the instruments and telescope optics). The DRM was developed by the Ad Hoc Science Working Group in 1997-99.

Cosmology and the Structure of the Universe

The Origin and Evolution of Galaxies

The History of the Milky Way and Its Neighbors

The Birth and Formation of Stars

The Origin and Evolution of Planetary Systems