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Webb Sunshield Works as Expected (In the Lab)

NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope Sunshield Stacks Up to Test, NASA “The Sunshield on NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope is the largest part of the observatory–five layers of thin membrane that must unfurl reliably in space to precise tolerances. Last week, for the first time, engineers stacked and unfurled a full-sized test unit of the Sunshield and it worked perfectly.”

  • NASA Watch
  • July 24, 2014
James Webb Telescope Backplane Support Frame Completed

Northrop Grumman, ATK Complete Backbone of NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope, Northrop Grumman “Northrop Grumman Corporation and teammate ATK have completed manufacturing of the backplane support frame (BSF) for NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope. Northrop Grumman is under contract to NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., for the design and development of the Webb Telescope’s optics, sunshield and spacecraft.”

  • NASA Watch
  • June 14, 2013