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Time-lapse: Webb Telescope Element Folded and Prepped for Shipping to NASA Johnson

James Webb Space Telescope (JWST)

Sep 25, 2019

Time-lapse video of engineers in NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center clean room folding and placing NASA's James Webb Space Telescope optical and instrument element into its shipping container called the Space Telescope Transporter for Air Road and Sea (STTARS).

Credit: NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center

Lead Producer: Michael McClare

Technical Support: Aaron E. Lepsch

Videographers: Sophia Roberts, Michael P. Menzel, Michael Randazzo

Photographer: Christopher Gunn



 

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Time-lapse: Webb Telescope Element Folded and Prepped for Shipping to NASA Johnson

James Webb Space Telescope (JWST)

Sep 25, 2019

Time-lapse video of engineers in NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center clean room folding and placing NASA's James Webb Space Telescope optical and instrument element into its shipping container called the Space Telescope Transporter for Air Road and Sea (STTARS).

Credit: NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center

Lead Producer: Michael McClare

Technical Support: Aaron E. Lepsch

Videographers: Sophia Roberts, Michael P. Menzel, Michael Randazzo

Photographer: Christopher Gunn



Thanks for posting the videos Flyaway. Highly interesting.
 

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NASA says it is holding to a March 2021 launch date for the James Webb Space Telescope, but a new reportfrom the US Government Accountability Office suggests the mission probably will not happen then.

Because the space agency and the telescope's prime contractor, Northrop Grumman, continue to tackle serious technical problems, the report estimates that there is only a 12 percent chance that the large space telescope will launch in March 2021. It is due to lift off on board an Ariane 5 rocket from the European Space Agency's spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana.
 

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NASA says it is holding to a March 2021 launch date for the James Webb Space Telescope, but a new reportfrom the US Government Accountability Office suggests the mission probably will not happen then.

Because the space agency and the telescope's prime contractor, Northrop Grumman, continue to tackle serious technical problems, the report estimates that there is only a 12 percent chance that the large space telescope will launch in March 2021. It is due to lift off on board an Ariane 5 rocket from the European Space Agency's spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana.
Not so good news for the Webb space telescope. What happens next? A delay to the launch into 2022?
 

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This is the GAO. NASA will probably write a reply which will give a better idea of where things stand. 70% confidence isn't exactly solid so March should be considered optimistic.
 
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