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News Archive / Tagged: James Webb Space Telescope

  • James Webb Space Telescope reaches final orbital destination

    Theresa CrossJanuary 26th, 2022

    NASA’s $10 billion James Webb Space Telescope has reached its final destination after a 30-day trek that began on Christmas Day.

  • NASA’s $10B James Webb Space Telescope fully deployed in space

    Theresa CrossJanuary 9th, 2022

    Some two weeks after its Christmas Day launch, NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope finished unfolding itself into its final configuration.

  • The James Webb Space Telescope finally launches into space

    Theresa CrossDecember 25th, 2021

    After 25 years of development, the James Webb Space Telescope has finally launched into space on a mission to look back farther in time than ever before.

  • NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope experiences another delay

    Theresa CrossDecember 15th, 2021

    NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope has experienced another launch delay because of a communication issue between it and the launch vehicle system.

  • An ‘incident’ with the James Webb Space Telescope delays launch

    Theresa CrossNovember 23rd, 2021

    The James Webb Space Telescope has incurred another delay and is now set to launch from French Guiana no earlier than Dec. 22, 2021.

  • James Webb Space Telescope being readied for launch

    Theresa CrossOctober 20th, 2021

    After more than two decades of development, NASA’s ambitious James Webb Space Telescope is finally at the launch site being prepared for its trip into space.

  • Exoplanets and their characterization the focus of STScl workshop

    Laurel KornfeldMay 11th, 2021

    The various methods used over the last 25 years to discover exoplanets and the science of categorizing the many types of exoplanets that have been found was the focus of an April 19 workshop for science writers sponsored by the Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI).

  • James Webb Space Telescope to unlock wonders of the Universe.

    Theresa CrossMay 8th, 2020

    The James Webb Space Telescope will work to further uncover the mysteries of the Universe after it launches in 2021 from the Guiana Space Center aboard an Ariane 5 rocket

  • Kepler data reveals Earth-like planet in star’s habitable zone

    Laurel KornfeldApril 21st, 2020

    Scientists who took a second look at data returned by NASA’s Kepler space telescope have discovered an Earth-sized exoplanet orbiting in the habitable zone of a red dwarf star.

  • NASA tests key system of $10 billion James Webb Space Telescope

    Jason RhianOctober 1st, 2018

    A program some 25 years in the making conducted an important test that should ensure that when the long-delayed mission is sent aloft - it will perform flawlessly. With this milestone complete, the launch of the James Webb Space Telescope edges closer to flight.

  • JWST exceeds cost cap, launch delayed to 2021

    Jason RhianJune 28th, 2018

    The James Webb Space Telescope, in development for the past 22 years, is now scheduled to take flight on March 30, 2021. Known for its numerous delays and cost overruns, the JWST appears to be in the final stages for its flight atop an Ariane 5 rocket from Kourou, French Guiana.

  • James Webb Space Telescope to study Jupiter’s Great Red Spot

    Laurel KornfeldJune 26th, 2018

    When NASA's James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) launches in May 2020, one of its first targets is expected to be Jupiter's Great Red Spot, a large storm believed to have been active on the giant planet for more than 350 years.

  • NASA announces James Webb Space Telescope Independent Review Board members

    Jim SharkeyApril 12th, 2018

    NASA recently announced the formation of an external Independent Review Board for the space agency's James Webb Space Telescope (JWST). The board will study a variety of factors impacting the mission's success and reinforce NASA's strategy for completing the observatory's final integration and testing phase, launch phase and commissioning.

  • NASA delays launch of James Webb Space Telescope to 2020

    Laurel KornfeldMarch 28th, 2018

    The highly anticipated launch of NASA's James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) has been delayed to May 2020 due to the need for extensive testing and integration of its parts, which the agency says it now recognizes will take longer than previously anticipated.

  • Two halves of James Webb Space Telescope come together for testing in California

    Curt GodwinFebruary 6th, 2018

    After years of development, and having undertaken rounds of discrete testing, the two major components of NASA's James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) have arrived in California for fully-integrated testing. The flagship mission is referred to as the scientific successor to the stalwart Hubble Space Telescope (HST) and is set to launch on an Arianespace Ariane 5 rocket in the Spring of 2019 from Kourou, French Guiana.