The five sunshield layers responsible for protecting the optics and instruments of NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope are now fully installed. Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC), which designed the Webb telescope’s optics, spacecraft bus, and sunshield for NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, integrated the final flight layers into the sunshield subsystem.
For more information, go to http://news.northropgrumman.com/news/releases/sunshield-layers-fully-integrated-on-nasas-james-webb-space-telescope.
If you are interested in seeing this in person, let us know. We are looking into an opportunity to bring interested members into the observation room in the High Bay.