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Huntington Ingalls Division Awards STEM Grants to Mississippi, Alabama Schools

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Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Ingalls Shipbuilding division has awarded grants worth approximately $100,000 to support 25 science, technology, engineering and mathematics projects at elementary, middle and high schools in Alabama and Mississippi. “These grants allow students to implement STEM knowledge into these projects, while having fun in learning and interacting with each …

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Ball Aerospace Concludes Tests for DARPA Telescope Program; David Kaufman Comments

Ball Aerospace has performed the final environmental tests for parts of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s telescope program. The  Membrane Optic Imager Real-Time Exploitation telescope completed the thermal vacuum evaluations for two sections of its primary mirror composite back and hinge structures, Ball Aerospace said Tuesday. “By retiring risk …

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Ball Aerospace Demos DARPA Telescope; Rob Strain Comments

Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. has tested new telescope technologies for an Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency program which utilizes a lightweight polymer membrane. Ball deployed a 20-meter-diameter telescope in geosynchronous orbit using those technologies as part of DARPA’s Membrane Optic Imager Real-time Exploitation program, Ball Aerospace said Friday. Rob Strain, …

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Contractor-Supported Telescope Finds Hidden Galaxies, Black Holes; Hashima Hasan Comments

A NASA telescope has discovered new candidates for black holes and close to 1,000 dust-obscured objects the agency believes could be galaxies, the agency announced Wednesday. Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. built the Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer spacecraft, both DRS Technologies and Rockwell made the focal planes and Lockheed Martin made …

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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, …

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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 …

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Lockheed Team Completes Webb Telescope Imaging Camera

A Lockheed Martin team has finished assembling the near-infrared imaging camera for NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope, the company announced Monday. The team completed work on the near infrared camera for the James Webb Space Telescope at its space systems technology center in Palo Alto, Calif. The telescope is a joint …

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