James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) Adjustable Lift Swing (JALS)

Goddard called upon Newton to design, fabricate, assemble, and operate a lift sling (JALS) eliminating a critical path scheduling conflict. Newton developed JALS and a shipping container over a 5-month timespan, surpassing our competitors’ products in cost effectiveness, efficiency, and production time.

The lift sling has been used at NASA Johnson Space Center and NASA Goddard Space Flight Center in support of critical hardware lifts from JWST’s Pathfinder structure. JALS is a 2-axis adjustable lift point sling with a 24″ x 24″ working envelope and safe working load of just over 33,000 pounds. JALS meets all NASA Lifting Device & Equipment and OSHA certification requirements.