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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.
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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.
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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
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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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The Deployable Tower Assembly

The Deployable Tower Assembly (DTA) for NASAs James Webb Space Telescope was delivered to Northrop Grummans Space Park facilities in Redondo Beach, California for integration and testing. The DTA interfaces and supports the spacecraft and the telescope structures.
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Final Sunshield Layer Completed for NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope

The Webb telescope’s sunshield is currently located at Northrop Grumman’s Space Park facility in Redondo Beach. The sunshield is the size of a tennis court and will make it possible for NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope to image the formation of stars and galaxies created more than 13.5 billion years ago.

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