Newton has been a partner of the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) program since our company’s inception. We have provided engineering services including: design, analysis, assembly, project management, and integration & testing support. As the world’s most powerful space telescope ever built, JWST will revolutionize our understanding of deep space.

On Wednesday NASA released a video that shows how engineers at Johnson Space Center align the telescope’s mirrors. This informative video showcases the detailed precision that it takes to test this instrument. Newton has played a key role during testing and integration operations. Our adjustable lift sling (JALS) performed multiple critical lifts and was used to precisely orient JWST during lifting and integration operations for thermal vacuum testing.

Photo Courtesy of NASA/Desiree Stover

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