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NGC’s James Webb Telescope Reaches Milestone (Photos)

Northrop Grumman’s (NYSE: NOC)  James Webb Space Telescope reached a mission-readiness milestone when its first primary mirror segment was cryo-polished to its required prescription as measured at operational cryogenic temperatures. This achievement sets the stage for a successful polishing process for the remaining 18 flight mirror segments. “Many predicted it …

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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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