Stories About the James Webb Space Telescope
Working on Webb
What it was like to be part of the team that built the largest, most complex telescope in history.
Defining Possible on Webb
From making an impact on the universe to feeling like a member of the team in every role, Northrop Grumman employees have defined possible over and over again while building the Webb Telescope.
To the Edge of the Universe
From Intern to Mechanical Design Engineer on the James Webb Space Telescope
Digital Modeling for Out of This World Environments
James Webb Technology
Letting Astronomers Peer into the Early Universe
NASA’s James Webb Telescope: First Images and Initial Operations
Watch Northrop Grumman’s “The Dawn of Webb” Trailer
Cosmic Game Changer: Northrop Grumman and NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope
This three part series chronicles the historic development, build, deployment and success of the James Webb Space Telescope, lead by Northrop Grumman.
“I couldn’t be more excited to be a part of something this fundamental.”
“Things we didn’t know we had to invent had to be invented.”
Incredible Technologies Made by NG Employees
Before we could begin to build the most complex telescope ever, we had to invent technologies that never existed before. For many employees, the opportunity to work on Webb was the opening for boundless opportunity. From a new element ton the Periodic Table to embracing digital transformation to creating zero gravity here on earth, Northrop Grumman employees created something that the entire universe can be proud of.
Engineering Marvel – The James Webb Space Telescope Mega Sunshield Takes Its Shape
The Backplane of NASA’s Webb Telescope Offers a Strong Steady Hand
Northrop Grumman and Nasa’s James Webb Space Telescope
Why the Webb Spacecraft Bus in is a League of Its Own
The Coolest Technology Cryocoolers
Creating Zero G on a Planet Weighted Down by Gravity
Spin Off Technologies from Webb Telescope are Helping Other Ventures
Webb will make observations once thought to be impossible. The groundbreaking mirror and powerful instruments will discover and study distant planetary systems. Webb will also look deep into the past, to a time when the earliest stars and galaxies were born.
By extending our knowledge of the cosmos, the Webb telescope will help us answer the compelling questions, “How did we get here?” “Are we alone?” and “What if?”