Press Release

Northrop Grumman Chief Executive and President Wes Bush to Speak at 27th National Space Symposium

By SpaceRef Editor
April 8, 2011
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Corporate Vice President Gary Ervin and Sector Vice Presidents David Di Carlo and Kathy Warden Also Featured

Northrop Grumman CEO and President Wes Bush will discuss our nation’s space development programs in a speech to the National Space Symposium on April 12, including consideration of what the space industry needs to do to return to sustainability in the current difficult economic environment.

In addition to Bush, other Northrop Grumman executives who will speak at the Symposium include Gary Ervin, corporate vice president and president, Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems, who will host the opening ceremony on April 11, David Di Carlo, sector vice president, Space Systems Division, Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems, who will be a featured panelist on April 12, and Kathy Warden, sector vice president and general manager, Cyber Intelligence Division, Northrop Grumman Information Systems, who will be a featured panelist on April 11.

James Webb Space Telescope Media Briefing

Northrop Grumman will also host a media briefing April 13 on the James Webb Space Telescope’s technical milestones and fabrication progress with Scott Willoughby, Northrop Grumman Webb Telescope director. Willoughby will provide an update of the Webb Telescope’s engineering progress and details on the production of the primary mirror segments, backplane, sunshield and spacecraft element. Nearly 75 percent of the observatory mass is in fabrication, and all 18 hexagonal flight mirrors will be completed this year. The briefing will review the engineering challenges met to date and the technical progress the telescope is making as it moves into the integration and test phase of the program.

Reporters unable to attend the briefing in person can listen in via teleconference by calling (866) 330-1200, pass code 5768000#

Time/Location Topic Presenter Media Contact
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Mon, April 11, Cyber 1.1 Kathy Warden, sector Megan Mitchell
10:15 a.m. Industry vice president & Office (703) 556-1657
International Center Solutions general manager, Cell (571) 205-1093
Cyber Intelligence
Division, Northrop

Information Systems
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Mon, April 11, Opening Gary Ervin, corporate Lon Rains
6:30 p.m. Ceremony, co- vice president and Office (310) 812-4702
International Center sponsored by president, Northrop Cell (424) 247-3562
Main Stage Northrop Grumman Aerospace

Grumman Systems
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Tues, April 12, Featured Wes Bush, chief
11:15 a.m. Speaker executive officer and
International Center president, Northrop

Main Stage Grumman Corp.
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Tues, April 12, Industrial Base David Di Carlo, Lon Rains
2:20 p.m. Mega Session sector vice president, Office (310) 812-4702
International Center Northrop Grumman Cell (424) 247-3562
Main Stage Aerospace Systems

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Wed, April 13, James Webb Scott Willoughby, Mary Blake
12:30 -1:15 p.m. Space Telescope Webb Telescope Office (310) 812-6291
Space Foundation Technical director Cell (424)-254-6170
Media Center Milestones

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Northrop Grumman is leading the Webb telescope’s design and development effort for NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. The Webb team, including Ball Aerospace, ITT and ATK, has invented new designs and manufacturing technologies for the world’s first deployable space telescope. With its new discoveries, the Webb telescope will add to observations by earlier space telescopes and re-write science textbooks.

More information about the Webb telescope is available at:

SpaceRef staff editor.