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  • Lockheed Delivers Webb Telescope Camera to NASA; Jeff Vanden Beukel Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    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 in the solar system, take pictures of galaxies and explore planets orbiting distant stars, Lockheed said Thursday. The University of Arizona contracted Lockheed to develop […] More

  • Paul Dillahay: ASRC Federal to Support NASA Under $475M IDIQ - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Paul Dillahay: ASRC Federal to Support NASA Under $475M IDIQ

    ASRC Federal will provide electrical systems engineering support to NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center under a potential five-year contract worth up to $475 million. The Electrical Systems Engineering Services II contract covers support for Goddard’s instrument and spacecraft programs, the company said Tuesday. “We are excited to have this opportunity to provide engineering and manufacturing support […] More

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    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 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 […] More

  • Ball Aerospace Wraps Up Webb Telescope Mirror Temprature Testing; David Taylor Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    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 principal subcontractor to Northrop for the telescope’s optical technology and mirror system and has tested the aft-optics subsystem since May 2012. NASA will integrate the mirrors […] More

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    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 in Greenbelt, Md. to design and develop Webb’s sunshield, telescope and spacecraft. According to the company, the tennis court-sized sunshield is designed to cool the […] More

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    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 deployable tower assembly, a telescoping tower that contains composite components developed by ATK. NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md. contracted Northrop to design […] More

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    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 Tuesday.  The companies completed the center section of the backplane structure that will fly on the telescope and support its beryllium mirrors, instruments, thermal control systems […] More

  • Northrop Webb Telescope Sunshield System Cleared for Production - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    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 sun’s shadow and detect infrared light. The structure also recently passed its critical design review and has been cleared for manufacturing. NASA’s Goddard Space Flight […] More

  • Ball Aerospace Installs Mirrors on Northrop's Webb Telescope, Pre-Launch Testing Soon - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    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 May. Northrop said it will test the telescope’s ability to withstand the rocket launch and the cold temperatures of space. Northrop is the prime contractor […] More

  • Webb Telescope Goes Into Deep Freeze - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Webb Telescope Goes Into Deep Freeze

    Mirrors constructed by Northrop Grumman and Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. for use on NASA's James Webb Space Telescope are ready for deep-freeze testing. NASA said the mirrors will begin final cryogenic testing this week. The test is designed to show how the mirrors will respond to space's extreme temperatures. The first six of the […] More

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