Tag Archives: James Webb Space Telescope

Jim Bridenstine, Administrator of NASA, Inducted Into 2019 Wash100 for Leading Space Exploration, Weather Forecasting Research and the Security of U.S. Satellites

Executive Mosaic is pleased to introduce Jim Bridenstine, administrator of NASA, as an inductee into the 2019 Wash100 — Executive Mosaic’s annual selection of the most influential voices in the government contracting arena — for leading space exploration, weather forecasting research and the security of U.S. satellites. This honor marks the first Wash100 Award win for Bridenstine.

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Northrop Tests Electrical Interface Between NASA Webb Telescope Systems

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 …

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Northrop Switches on Webb Telescope’s Main Components

Northrop Grumman has powered up two main components of NASA‘s James Webb Space Telescope as part of the program’s test and integration phase. The company said Wednesday it switched on the Optical Telescope element/Integrated Science instrument module and Spacecraft Element separately at facilities located in  Redondo Beach, Calif. Engineers used external power tools to generate …

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Ball Aerospace to Produce Optical Instrument for NASA’s Infrared Space Observatory

NASA has selected Ball Aerospace to produce an optical technology for a new space observatory designed to help scientists conduct research into dark energy, exoplanets and infrared astrophysics. The company said Wednesday it will build the Optical Mechanical Assembly for the Wide Field Infrared Survey Telescope and support WFI integration and test efforts. Jim Oschmann, …

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NASA Ships Webb Telescope’s OTIS Instrument Module to Northrop Facility

An instrument module of NASA‘s James Webb Space Telescope arrived at Northrop Grumman‘s Redondo Beach, California-based facility Friday ahead of scheduled tests. NASA shipped the combined Optical Telescope and Integrated Science instrument module from the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas, after the agency completed cryogenic tests on the hardware, Northrop said Monday. …

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NASA to Ship Webb Telescope to Northrop Facility for Spacecraft Tech Integration

NASA engineers have removed the James Webb Space Telescope from the space agency’s thermal vacuum testing platform installed at the Johnson Space Center following completion of a 100-day cryogenic test. The agency said Saturday it tested JWST’s optical structure and scientific instruments at Chamber A to determine if the future space observatory could function in …

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