James Webb Space Telescope Sunshield Passes Launch Depressurization Tests

Redondo Beach CA (SPX) Oct 12, 2010 ![][1] NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope continues to make significant progress, successfully completing a series of sunshield vent tests that validate the telescope’s sunshield design. Northrop Grumman is leading Webb’s design and development effort for the space agency’s Goddard Space Flight Center. Tests were conducted the last week of August in vacuum chambers at Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems’

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