Another delay: NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope won’t launch in March 2021

Another delay: NASA's James Webb Space Telescope won't launch in March 2021
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In a recent test at a Northrop Grumman facility in Redondo Beach, California, NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope deployed and extended its Deployable Tower Assembly. This component of the telescope separates its iconic gold mirrors from the spacecraft’s scientific instruments and propulsion systems. We’ll have to wait a bit longer still to see NASA’s next big space telescope get off the ground. The much-delayed $9.8 billion James Webb Space Telescope won’t launch in March 2021 as previously planned, NASA officials confirmed yesterday (June 10). Webb “absolutely will not launch in March,” Thomas Zurbuchen, associate administrator of NASA’s Science Mission […]

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