The launch of the James Webb Telescope has been postponed due to some identified issues. See here

15/12/2021
Credit: NASA/Desiree Stover
Credit: NASA/Desiree Stover

News! The launch of the James Webb Telescope has been delayed after several issues were identified. NASA has announced that the launch of the James Webb Telescope has been postponed from December 22, 2021 to December 24, 2021. Even on Christmas Eve. The identified problem is right after ESA said that James Webb Telsceope was successfully placed on Ariane 5. NASA came back and said: "The James Webb Space Telescope team is working on a communication issue between the observatory and the launch vehicle system."

More about the James Webb Telescope (from old articles on Bailey Universe):

The whole process of building the telescope took 15 years, and in these 15 years, a telescope capable of many has been developed! MN Colibri is the ship with which Webb arrived from California in French Guiana in a container, navigating the Panama Canal.

After arriving in French Guiana, ESA announced that it had reached a 6-ton telescope, 10.5 m high and almost 4.5 m wide. However, the load with which the ship arrived was approximately approx. 76 tons, 6 tons are from the telescope, and the other 70 are different materials and equipment. ESA has announced that it offers extremely good conditions for the telescope, in clean rooms, even after it is mounted on the rocket. But now, it's on Spaceport in French Guiana. But, as far as we know, ESA said, it will be launched from the spaceport of French Guiana, which is somewhere in the middle of the forest.

Thousands of people have worked to remove this telescope and only 100 specialists are now working for this launch. ESA and NASA have divided these specialists into several groups, each dealing with a specific part. In the end, it should theoretically have all the teams put everything they worked on together, so the James Webb telescope is ready to launch.

James Webb Telescope is an international partnership between NASA, ESA and the Canadian Space Agency (CSA).

General information about James Webb Telescope:

  • Launch mass: 6,500 kg (14,300 lb)
  • Dimensions: 20.197 m × 14.162 m (66.26 ft × 46.46 ft), sun-shield
  • Power: 2 kW
  • Type: Korsch telescope
  • Diameter: 6.5 m (21 ft)
  • Focal length: 131.4 m (431 ft)
  • Collecting area: 25.4 m2 (273 sq ft)
  • Launch date: 22 December 2021
  • Mission duration: 10 years (planned)

(credit: Wikipedia for general information - above information about James Webb Telescope)

We wish succes to all people that work to this telescope and we wish succes to telescope to send us the best images and information from space.

Article by: Andacs Robert Eugen, on 15 December 2021, at 12:32 am Los Angeles time

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