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Spacecraft and Space Missions

The James Webb Space Telescope Has Arrived at Its Destination

Fully deployed, the James Webb Space Telescope arrived at its new home today, in a halo orbit around the Earth-Sun L2 Lagrange point.

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Spacecraft and Space Missions

Deployment of the James Webb Space Telescope Is Complete

The James Webb Space Telescope has unfolded its primary mirror, marking the end of the deployment phase for the observatory.

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Spacecraft and Space Missions

Critical Step Complete as Webb Space Telescope Deploys Sunshield

Its sunshield now in place, the James Webb Space Telescope is unfolding by the numbers while en route to its new home.

Liftoff!

Astronomy in Space with David Dickinson

The James Webb Space Telescope Is Headed to Space

Over a generation in the making, the James Webb Space Telescope is finally headed for space.

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Astronomy in Space with David Dickinson

What Will the James Webb Space Telescope Uncover?

The soon-to-be-launched James Webb Space Telescope should shed light on exoplanet atmospheres and peer back to the universe's first stars.

James Webb Space Telescope system test

Spacecraft and Space Missions

New Launch Date for James Webb Space Telescope

NASA has delayed its beleaguered James Webb Space Telescope to October 2021, in part due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Professional Telescopes

NASA Sets March 2021 Launch Date for James Webb Space Telescope

Despite significant cost overruns, NASA's James Webb Space Telescope is now set for a March 2021 launch — assuming it receives Congressional reauthorization.

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Professional Telescopes

James Webb Telescope Delayed Until 2020

NASA officials announced Wednesday that the James Webb Space Telescope launch would be delayed until approximately May 2020. But before the mission can launch, its managers may have to face Congress.

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Professional Telescopes

James Webb Space Telescope Launch Delayed til 2019

The long-awaited James Webb Space Telescope — the successor to the Hubble Space Telescope — has slipped its launch date by several months. It will now launch between March and June 2019.

Orbital Path Podcasts with Michelle Thaller

Orbital Path Podcast: First Light

John Mather has seen many first lights, not the least being the first light of the universe — and soon he will see the first light of the James Webb Space Telescope.

Assembling JWST primary mirror

Professional Telescopes

Mirror Assembled for Hubble's Successor

NASA has assembled the primary mirror for the James Webb Space Telescope, a big step on the way to the telescope’s October 2018 launch.

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