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Elements S2 • E44

The James Webb Space Telescope Is Delayed (Again)! What Is Happening?

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Published on Aug 3, 2018

The James Webb Space Telescope will change how we see our universe, that is, if it ever gets off the ground.

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NASA Delays Launch of James Webb Space Telescope Again — This Time to 2021
https://www.space.com/41016-nasa-dela...
“The liftoff of Webb, the successor to the agency's iconic Hubble Space Telescope, has been pushed back from May 2020 to March 2021, NASA officials announced today (June 27). The project's development cost has risen from $8 billion to $8.8 billion, and its total lifecycle price tag now stands at $9.66 billion, they added.”

The launch of Nasa's giant Webb telescope has been delayed, again
https://www.wired.co.uk/article/james...
“Nasa cited misplaced optimism as the underlying problem here – for an observatory of this scale, the slightest oversight can lead to untold issues. An independent review board set up by Nasa to ensure oversight concluded that there are “no small” problems on a beast of this size.”

The James Webb Space Telescope
https://jwst.nasa.gov/about.html
“Webb will be the premier observatory of the next decade, serving thousands of astronomers worldwide. It will study every phase in the history of our Universe, ranging from the first luminous glows after the Big Bang, to the formation of solar systems capable of supporting life on planets like Earth, to the evolution of our own Solar System.”

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