NASA Again Delays James Webb Space Telescope Launch Until Early 2021

Posted: Jun 28 2018, 6:21am CDT | by , in Technology News

NASA Again Delays James Webb Space Telescope Launch Until Early 2021
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  • James Webb Space Telescope Delayed Until March 2021

The Completion of the James Webb Space Telescope has been Procrastinated Once Again

NASA seems to be facing some delays in its recent projects. The launch of its space observatory in the form of the James Webb Space Telescope was delayed for a second time which was quite a disappointment.

Now, it will have its inauguration ceremony in 2021. This is a delay for the second time and happens to be the third one in the past 275 days or so.

The administrator of NASA spoke of how while all this was bad news, NASA wanted to work on something new which would really bedazzle the public. That was the reason behind the postponement of the launch ceremony.

He furthermore stated that the staff of NASA were hard workers and were working overtime on the project. Any and all obstacles or hindrances will be overcome with the passage of time, he promised.

The technology was of the leading edge type. The administrator also spoke of how in space everything was not as simple as it looked. There were complexities which needed to be faced.

Learning from mistakes and modifying one’s moves were an essential part of the construction process. Ultimately, he said, the mission would be a success.

The James Webb Space Telescope is the next big thing after the Hubble Space Telescope. Its launch ceremony was rolled back from next year to 2021. This occurred originally in March of 2018.

A committee was set up to review the program and it recommended that work continue on this front. The telescope would actually have been finished by 2020 if it had not been for a glitch in the acoustic environmental testing that took place recently.

A couple of nuts and bolts came unloose and so the delay was inevitable. This delay is costing NASA money which amounts to one million dollars per day. Still the board has given the go ahead signal for the completion of this project.

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