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NASA postpones the launch of the largest and most powerful telescope into space

13.12.2021 05:49 AM
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NASA postpones the launch of the largest and most powerful telescope into space
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NASA postpones the launch of the largest and most powerful telescope into space
The US space agency "NASA" announced Wednesday that the "James Webb" telescope, which was supposed to be launched on December 22 from the city of Kourou in French Guiana, will not be launched before December 24 due to a technical communication problem.

The release date of the James Webb, which scientists have been waiting for, has been pushed back by a few days, after an accident during preparations for its launch that required additional testing.

"The teams are working on a technical problem in the communication between the observatory and the launch system on Earth," NASA said in a statement, noting that "the launch by the Ariane rocket has been postponed to December 24 at the earliest."

The agency announced that a new date for the launch of the telescope will be set before Friday, according to "AFP".

Considered a gem of complex engineering, James Webb will be the largest and most powerful telescope ever sent into space.

The telescope was manufactured in the United States under the supervision of "NASA", and includes equipment from the European and Canadian Space Agency.

The telescope arrived in French Guiana in October, after a 16-day voyage on a ship that set off from California.

James Webb has been presented as the successor to the Hubble telescope, which was launched in 1990.

The telescope's mission will include discovering all the stages of space formation with high accuracy, up to the early ages of the universe and the formation of the first galaxies.
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