Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has completed testing on a model of the "core" section of NASA's James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) to validate the observatory's sophisticated thermal modeling and design. The company is leading an industrial team in the design and development of the Webb Telescope for NASA Goddard Space Flight Center.
"This test represents JWST's first large-scale thermal performance and demonstration test after a decade in development," said Martin Mohan, JWST program manager for Northrop Grumman's Aerospace Systems sector. "At this early juncture, it appears that our test objectives were achieved. The team gathered a tremendous amount of data that we'll review over the coming months to assess the implications for the current observatory design." Read more at Aerospace and Defence Network.