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NGC’s Webb Telescope Passes Critical Test

The five-layer, tennis court-sized sunshield for the Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) -built James Webb Space Telescope has passed the critical design review, certifying that its design is complete and meets mission requirements. By achieving thermal, deployment and stray-light targets, the sunshield is now ready for manufacturing. “Passing this review is the …

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Webb Space Telescope Closer to Taking Flight

After a lengthy process, Northrop Grumman has announced the first primary mirror segment of NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope has met flight specifications at ambient temperatures. “This milestone marks the culmination of an intensive six-year manufacturing effort, ” said Scott Willoughby, Webb telescope Program Manager for Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems …

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