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Northrop Grumman, NASA Complete Last Sunshield Deployment Test for James Webb Space Telescope

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Northrop Grumman Corporation and NASA have successfully completed the final sunshield deployment test on the James Webb Space Telescope, the company reported on Friday. The successful test will prepare the telescope for launch in 2021. “The success of this important milestone demonstrates the rigor and dedication of the Northrop Grumman and NASA team,” said Scott Willoughby.

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Northrop Grumman, NASA Complete Environmental Testing of James Webb Space Telescope; Scott Willoughby Quoted

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Northrop Grumman Corporation, in partnership with NASA, has completed environmental testing on the James Webb Space Telescope. With the successful trials, the company has proven Webb’s ability to withstand harsh environmental characteristics. “The completion of environmental testing is a major step forward in our preparations for Webb’s historic launch and a testament to the remarkable dedication of the team,” said Scott Willoughby.

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NASA Completes Ground Segment Test for James Webb Space Telescope; Amanda Arvai Quoted

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NASA has concluded ground segment testing activities for the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) to demonstrate its capacity to respond to commands from space. The agency said that it relayed maneuvering and operational commands from the Mission Operations Center at the Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI) in Baltimore, Md.

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NASA Completes Initial Systems Test for James Webb Space Telescope

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NASA has concluded assembly and initial full-systems testing of the James Webb Space Telescope built by Northrop Grumman and Ball Aerospace ahead of electrical analysis and critical software operations for the observatory. NASA said that the comprehensive systems test (CST) serves as the first full-systems evaluation for the telescope to assess the performance of its software and electronic parts.

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Greg Robinson: NASA Makes Progress in James Webb Telescope Dev’t

Greg Robinson, program director of NASA's James Webb Space Telescope, said his team and Northrop Grumman are working on testing and integration towards the observatory spacecraft's launch in March 2021, Space News reported Tuesday. The activities, including optics and instrument integration, took place at Northrop Grumman's facility in Southern California.

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