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The launch readiness date for the James Webb Space Telescope is moving to no earlier than Dec. 22 to allow for additional testing of the observatory, following a recent incident that occurred during Webb’s launch preparations.

https://blogs.nasa.gov/webb/2021/11/22/ ... pe-launch/
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Thanks very much, Graeme! I have been looking lately, but missed this until now.

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Here's another article from Art Technica:
"An “incident” with the James Webb Space Telescope has occurred"

"... Let's be honest, words like "incident," "sudden," and "vibration" are not the kinds of expressions one wants to hear about the handling of a delicate and virtually irreplaceable instrument like the Webb telescope. However, NASA, the European Space Agency, and the rocket's operator, Arianespace, have a plan for moving forward. ..."

https://arstechnica.com/science/2021/11 ... -occurred/

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:shock: My, I wouldn't want that mistake on my worksheet
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Testing Confirms Webb Telescope on Track for Targeted Dec. 22 Launch


https://blogs.nasa.gov/webb/2021/11/24/ ... 22-launch/
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Good news. I saw a headline a couple of days ago that there were unanticipated problems. Hope all goes well and that JWST unfolds like it is supposed to do.
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Here's the latest from Art Technica:
"James Webb Space Telescope cleared for late December launch"

https://arstechnica.com/science/2021/11 ... er-launch/

Here's hoping for the best!

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Sounds good Stephen!
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