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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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