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Northrop Grumman Tensions Sunshield Layers for NASA’S James Webb Telescope

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Oct. 30, 2017 — Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) has rolled out a sunshield subsystem for NASA‘s James Webb Space Telescope that utilizes five NeXolve-manufactured layers made of Kapton that work to protect the observatory’s optics, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. The company said Thursday it has also fully tensioned the sunshield layers for the …

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Northrop Grumman Integrates NASA Webb Telescope’s Sunshield Layers

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Aug. 9, 2017 — Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) has completed the integration of the sunshield flight layers that will work to protect the components of NASA‘s James Webb Space Telescope, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday. The company said Monday the sunshield is made of Kapton and consists of five layers that serve to …

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Millennium Lands Potential $185M NASA Safety, Mission Assurance Services IDIQ

Millennium Engineering and Integration Company has secured a potential five-year, $185 million indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract from NASA to provide safety and mission assurance services at the agency’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Maryland. NASA said Saturday the ordering period under the SMAS II small business set-aside contract will begin from Sept. 1 and run through …

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NASA, Industry Team Resume James Webb Space Telescope Vibration Tests

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Jan. 27, 2017 — NASA and the industry team working on the James Webb Space Telescope have resumed vibration tests following a shutdown of assessments in December due to a sensor reading anomaly, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. The team comprised of Goddard Space Flight Center, Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC), Orbital ATK …

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Northrop Grumman Receives 5th NeXolve-built Sunshield Layer for Webb Telescope

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Nov. 2, 2016 — Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) has received the last of the five NeXolve-built sunshield layers that will work to protect the optics and equipment of NASA‘s James Webb Space Observatory, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday. NASA said Tuesday the sunshield serves to prevent the sun’s heat from disrupting …

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AURA Receives $196M NASA Contract Extension for Hubble Telescope Science Operations

NASA has awarded a $196.3 million contract extension to the Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy to continue its science operations support for the Hubble Space Telescope at the Space Telescope Science Institute. The agency said Friday the extension brings the total contract value to $2 billion and requires products and services …

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Jacobs Receives $128M NASA Engineering, Science Services Contract Extension; Terence Hagen Comments

Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. (NYSE: JEC) will continue to perform engineering and science services for NASA’s Huntsville, Alabama-based Marshall Space Flight Center under a one-year, $127.8 million contract modification. Jacobs said Tuesday the company started its science and engineering and technician support to MSFC on Oct. 3, 2015 and will …

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Harris Completes Installation of NASA Webb Telescope’s 9th Flight Mirror

TYSONS CORNER, VA, January 4, 2016 — The segmented primary mirror of NASA‘s James Webb Space Telescope is halfway to completion after Harris Corp. (NYSE: HRS) finished the installation of its ninth flight mirror, ExecutiveBiz reported Wednesday. NASA said Tuesday the mirrors used are built by Ball Aerospace & Technologies, which …

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Northrop Receives Orbital ATK Space Components for Webb Telescope

TYSONS CORNER, VA September 23, 2015 — ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday on Orbital ATK’s (NYSE: OA) delivery of the fuel and oxider tanks it has designed for Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC), who will outfit the space components on the James Webb Space Telescope as the prime contractor of the NASA program. Orbital …

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Ward Johnson: Jacobs to Continue NASA Engineering, Science Services Work

Jacobs Engineering Group (NYSE: JEC) has received a $120 million contract modification to continue its work on a NASA engineering and science services program at the Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama. The company will provide science, engineering and technical support for the Space Launch System, International Space Station, James Webb Space Telescope and other space …

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