List/Grid Tag Archives: James Webb Space Telescope

Jeff Vanden Beukel: Lockheed-Univ. of Arizona Team to Test Webb Telescope Imaging Tech

Jeff Vanden Beukel: Lockheed-Univ. of Arizona Team to Test Webb Telescope Imaging Tech

Lockheed Martin and the University of Arizona have handed over to NASA an imaging instrument for the James Webb Space Telescope ahead of a deep space research in 2018. The near… Read more »

Northrop, NASA Move Webb Telescope Spacecraft Through Design Review

Northrop, NASA Move Webb Telescope Spacecraft Through Design Review

An independent panel of experts has completed the critical design review on the spacecraft for the James Webb Space Telescope, which Northrop Grumman is building for NASA. The review finished five… Read more »

ATK Hands NASA Webb Telescope Backplane Support Structure for Thermal Tests; David Shanahan Comments

ATK Hands NASA Webb Telescope Backplane Support Structure for Thermal Tests; David Shanahan Comments

ATK has sent an assembly stand to NASA for thermal tests later this year as part of preparations for the planned 2018 launch of the James Webb Space Telescope. The company built… Read more »

Lockheed Delivers Webb Telescope Camera to NASA; Jeff Vanden Beukel Comments

Lockheed Delivers Webb Telescope Camera to NASA; Jeff Vanden Beukel Comments

Lockheed Martin has shipped a near-infrared camera for the James Webb Space Telescope to NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md. JWST aims for astronomers to observe distant objects… Read more »

Northrop, ATK Build NASA Webb Telescope Backbone Frame; Gregory Young Comments

Northrop, ATK Build NASA Webb Telescope Backbone Frame; Gregory Young Comments

Northrop Grumman and ATK have built the backplane support frame for the James Webb Space Telescope, a joint project of NASA and the European and Canadian space agencies. The frame… Read more »

Northrop Picks Park Electrochemical's Composite for Webb Telescope

Northrop Picks Park Electrochemical's Composite for Webb Telescope

Northrop Grumman has chosen Park Electrochemical’s patented composite strut to use for the James Webb Space Telescope, intended to support missions for three space agencies including NASA. JWST is an… Read more »

Ball Aerospace Wraps Up Webb Telescope Mirror Temprature Testing; David Taylor Comments

Ball Aerospace Wraps Up Webb Telescope Mirror Temprature Testing; David Taylor Comments

Ball Aerospace and Technologies Corp. has wrapped up performance tests of a subsystem for NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope under a contract with Northrop Grumman. Ball said it is the… Read more »

Northrop Engineers Test Webb Telescope Sunshield Orientation; Jim Flynn Comments

Northrop Engineers Test Webb Telescope Sunshield Orientation; Jim Flynn Comments

Northrop Grumman engineers recently subjected the James Webb Space Telescope’s sunshield to orientation measurement tests, the company announced Wednesday. The company holds a contract from NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center… Read more »

Northrop Builds Tower Assembly For NASA Webb Telescope

Northrop Builds Tower Assembly For NASA Webb Telescope

Northrop Grumman has finished building components for NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope, connecting the spacecraft to the optical telescope element. The company said its Astro Aerospace business unit designed the… Read more »

Northrop, ATK Complete Structure to Hold Webb Telescope Mirrors

Northrop, ATK Complete Structure to Hold Webb Telescope Mirrors

Northrop Grumman and ATK have completed construction of a section of the structural component that will hold the mirrors in place for NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope, the agency announced… Read more »

Northrop Webb Telescope Sunshield System Cleared for Production

Northrop Webb Telescope Sunshield System Cleared for Production

Northrop Grumman Corp. has completed engineering design of a sunshield support system for the James Webb Space Telescope, the company announced Tuesday. The structure keeps the telescope’s mirrors in the… Read more »

Ball Aerospace Installs Mirrors on Northrop's Webb Telescope, Pre-Launch Testing Soon

Ball Aerospace Installs Mirrors on Northrop's Webb Telescope, Pre-Launch Testing Soon

Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. completed installing a set of auxiliary mirrors for the Northrop Grumman-built James Webb Space Telescope and Northrop will start the next phase of tests in… Read more »

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