Aircraft Articles

Aero News

Testing the Fold: The JWST's Sunshield

December 10, 2012

First Of Five Membranes Installed On The Space Telescope Mockup Engineers got a first-hand look at how the James Webb Space Telescope's sunshield would fold around the observatory while stored in the rocket that would take it to its orbit a million miles from Earth. Engineers at Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems in Redondo Beach, CA, installed the first of five template sunshield membranes on a Webb telescope mock-up. The mock-up is a full-scale structural facsimile of the real observatory.

Read entire article on Aero News
« Previous Article Next Article »

More From Aircraft Articles

  • FAA Invests In New Logan Airport Runway Safety Improvements
  • Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (06.28.13)
  • Ten Thousandth Near-Earth Object Identified
  • Best of Luxury

    Finding the best in luxury can be a daunting task, which is why we've taken it on for you.
    View All Best of Luxury