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Northrop Picks Park Electrochemical's Composite for Webb Telescope

NorthropLogoNorthrop 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 infrared space telescope developed for NASA, European Space Agency and Canadian Space Agency to collaborate for projects, Park Electrochemical said Wednesday.

Northrop is the prime contractor for the telescope, scheduled to launch in 2018.

Park will produce sigma struts with varied lengths and load capabilities for the telescope’s different parts, including the solar array.

The company manufactures digital and radio frequency/microwave circuits for the telecommunications, Internet infrastructure and aerospace markets.

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Written by Ross Wilkers

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