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LOS ANGELES CHAPTER CHAPTER - Dec 12, 2013
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Board Tours JWST, AEHF Production at Northrop Grumman

The chapterís board members donned clean room apparel for the first time in many years during their December meeting that was hosted by Northrop Grumman at its storied Space Park facilities in Redondo Beach, California. Company representatives gave directors first-hand tours of production high bays for NASAís next-generation space telescope, the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) and the fourth anti-jam communications payload for the U.S. Air Forceís Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF) satellite. Planned for launch in 2018, the JWST will be the most powerful space telescope ever built. Operating in the near-infrared, it will help scientists understand how galaxies were formed and detect remnants of light from the Big Bang. The AEHF protected Military Satellite Communications Systems (MILSATCOM) payloads are a unique capability Northrop Grumman has developed for assured communications.

Event Photographs:

Chapter board members get a close-up look of the anti-jam communications payload for the Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF) satellite at their December board meeting at Northrop Grumman in Redondo Beach, California. (Northrop Grumman photo)
Chapter board members get a close-up look of the anti-jam communications payload for the Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF) satellite at their December board meeting at Northrop Grumman in Redondo Beach, California. (Northrop Grumman photo)
The chapterís board of directors holds its December board meeting at Northrop Grumman in Redondo Beach. This included a tour of the latest AEHF communications satellite, as well as the James Webb Space Telescope, which are currently under construction there. (Northrop Grumman photo)
The chapterís board of directors holds its December board meeting at Northrop Grumman in Redondo Beach. This included a tour of the latest AEHF communications satellite, as well as the James Webb Space Telescope, which are currently under construction there. (Northrop Grumman photo)

For more details regarding this event contact:
Bill Simon
310-559-7456

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