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  • Northrop Switches on Webb Telescope's Main Components - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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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 compatible energy that would start […] More

  • NASA Ships Webb Telescope's OTIS Instrument Module to Northrop Facility - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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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. OTIS was encased in a […] More

  • Northrop Delivers Optical Telescope Element to NASA for Webb Observatory Integration - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Northrop Delivers Optical Telescope Element to NASA for Webb Observatory Integration

    Northrop Grumman has delivered the Optical Telescope Element to NASA‘s Goddard Space Flight Center to support the 18 hexagonal gold-coated beryllium mirrors of the James Webb Space Telescope. The company said Tuesday the 21.5-foot OTE is made of graphite composite materials and is designed to support the Webb telescope’s deep space observation mission. Scott Texter, Northrop telescope manager for the aerospace systems business, said […] More

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