Northrop Grumman has received Aviation Week magazine's Program Excellence award for the company's program goal achievement and leadership role in the development of NASA's James Webb Space Telescope. Scott Willoughby, vice president and James Webb Space Telescope program manager at Northrop, was selected in the subsystem research and design category for delivering the telescope and Integrated Science […] More
Northrop Grumman facilitated the thermal vacuum testing of a NASA spacecraft element designed to support a space science observatory. James Webb Space Telescope's spacecraft element was subjected to extreme temperatures during the trial in Redondo Beach, Calif., the companysaid Thursday.
Northrop Grumman and NASA have demonstrated the operability of electrical interfaces between two key components of the James Webb Space Telescope. The Optical Telescope element/Integrated Science instrument module and Spacecraft element demonstration marked as the first integration and testing effort ahead of an observatory-level evaluation that will begin once the system is fully integrated, Northrop […] More
Northrop Grumman has deployed a sunshield subsystem and tensioned five sunshield layers for the NASA James Webb Space Telescope at the company’s highbay facilities in Redondo Beach, California. The company said Thursday the sunshield subsystem will work to divide the JWST observatory into a warm sun-facing side and a cold space-facing side that features optics and […] More
Northrop Grumman helped a Melbourne, Fla.-based university host a competition for students to design and build original projects from robots to rockets and conduct research projects. A group from the company’s Space Park facility in Redondo Beach, Calif honored the winning teams and interacted with students and faculty at a May 2 luncheon, the company […] More
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