The Coolest Technology: Cryocoolers

man holding cryocooler

Cryocoolers are machines that keep sensors extremely cold so that satellites and space telescopes can take pictures on long-term missions. Whether we’re looking back toward Earth or outward into deep space, the sensors that capture images require extremely low temperatures. […]

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Made It Possible: Brian Henwood and Electric Persistence

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Facilities manager Brian Henwood reflects on installing Electric Vehicle charging stations at Northrop Grumman’s Azusa, California campus. By Brian Henwood In 2018, I accepted the role of Facilities Manager at Northrop Grumman’s Azusa, California, campus. The 71-acre campus, home to roughly 1,200 employees, is tucked against the San Gabriel Mountains, an hour east of Los […]

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Suit Up: Hollywood Meets Engineering in the HIVE

Seven engineers pose for a picture in a blue lit room. Five of them are in black jump suits.

By Marissa Cote and Caroline Briselli Lights, cameras, strange costumes. To the untrained eye, this tucked-away room could be a movie set — after all, El Segundo, California, isn’t so far from Hollywood. But teams don’t come here to film blockbusters. With the help of a new digital technology, they’re perfecting human-system interactions. Leveraging model-based systems […]

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Made It Possible: The SharkSat Team and Launching a Next Generation Workforce

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Jeff Hobbs, Dave Schiller, Nick Durland and Caroline Traini Sharks are always swimming — even into open, potentially treacherous, waters — because it’s the only way to avoid sinking. In June 2018, recognizing our customers’ growing focus on speed and rapid deployment, we realized we had to be like sharks: sink or swim. We chose to swim, […]

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From Intern to Mechanical Design Engineer on the James Webb Space Telescope

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Mei-Li joined Northrop Grumman in 2016 as an intern. Today, she’s a mechanical design engineer on the James Webb Space Telescope, working on the mechanical ground systems engineering team. Tell us about your role on Webb. My team is in charge of designing all of the Webb equipment that’s not going to space, called mechanical […]

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Meet Robniqua: Global Hawk Software Engineer

Global Hawk in flight

Tell us about your path to Northrop Grumman. How did you get hired here? I was able to attend the National Society of Black Engineer (NSBE) Conference in 2019, during my junior year of college. At the time, I was Miss Upsilon Pi Epsilon (UPE) for North Carolina Agriculture and Technical State University UPE’s chapter […]

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Meet Eyon: A Software Engineer in the Pathways Program

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How did you find yourself at Northrop Grumman? I interviewed and was offered a position during the 2019 National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) Conference in Detroit. At the time, I had a number of other full time job offers from other aerospace and defense companies, but I decided to join Northrop Grumman based off […]

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