The launch of the James Webb telescope is rescheduled.

On June 27, NASA issued a press release confirming the new transfer of the launch of the telescope James Webb. Now it is scheduled for March 30, 2021. Given the new date shift, the total estimated project will grow to 9.66 billion dollars.
The launch of the telescope “James Webb” again postponed the launch, the telescope, “James, Webb”, after, also, other, recent, hand, tests that, transfer, problems, new, much, space, However, set off, late, the situation

The decision was made after the release of the report of the Independent Commission of the IRB (Independent Review Board). The document, along with comments from NASA representatives, was also published on the agency’s website. The report lists numerous factors, from the human factor to the technical problems that led to the next launch launch, and also gives recommendations for correcting them.
The launch of the telescope "James Webb" again postponed the launch, the telescope, "James, Webb", after, also, others,recent, hand, tests, which, transfer, problems, new, a lot, space, However, set off

It is worth noting that according to the report, the previous launch date (May 2020) was quite achievable before the recent problems encountered during the recent acoustic tests. I recall that after the tests were completed, experts found that some of the fasteners holding the membrane layers of the telescope heat shield were loosened.When “James Webb” was removed from the test chamber, several dropped bolts and washers were found on the floor.
The launch of the telescope “James Webb” again postponed the launch, the telescope, “James, Webb”, after, also, other, recent, hand, tests that, transfer, problems, new, much, space, However, set off, late, the situation

Of course, too much money has already been invested in the telescope project to close it. So sooner or later, "James Webb" still go into space. However, the situation with the telescope creates significant damage to the reputation of NASA, and will certainly have a number of direct and indirect consequences. On the one hand, the agency will have to spend additional money on “James Webb”, which could be used for other missions. On the other hand, each new launch of the observatory significantly reduces the chances of future approval of other complex space projects.

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