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May 16, 2022

JWST Mirrors

The spacecraft, or bus, of NASAs James Webb Space Telescope is designed and developed at Northrop Grumman. The bus recently reached a major milestone, successfully completing first time power-on, showcasing the spacecrafts ability to provide observatory power and electrical resources for the Webb telescope.
May 16, 2022

Optical Class Spacecraft Structure

Northrop Grumman completes manufacturing and assembly of the spacecraft structure, or bus, for NASAs James Webb Space Telescope. The bus houses the spacecrafts propulsion, electrical power and communications, and it will help take the Webb Telescope 1 million miles from earth.
May 16, 2022

Telescope Structure

Northrop Grumman employees preparing the telescope structure, for NASAs James Webb Space Telescope for shipment to Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland. Photo Credit: Northrop Grumman/Bob Brown
May 16, 2022

James Webb Space Telescope Sunshield

The sunshield of NASAs James Webb Space Telescope is the size of a tennis court. It is constructed with five individual layers of Kapton, which effectively reduces the temperatures between the hot and cold sides of the observatory by approximately 570 degrees Fahrenheit. (Photo Credit: Northrop Grumman/Alex Evers).
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