2021-11-26

NASA postponed the launch of the James Webb Space Telescope again due to an “emergency”

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9af01af91dcd9a5 - NASA postponed the launch of the James Webb Space Telescope again due to an "emergency"

the space telescope has been transported to the kuru space port in French Guiana, where it will be launched by the Ariane 5 carrier rocket provided by the European Space Agency (ESA). The project is an international cooperation project between NASA, ESA and the Canadian Space Agency

At the time of the

incident, technicians were preparing to install the James Webb Space Telescope on the carrier rocket adapter, and then use it to fix the telescope on the upper stage of the rocket. According to NASA, there was “a sudden, unplanned entrainment release”. The entrainment fixes the spacecraft on the launch adapter and then releases it in orbit to separate the spacecraft from the rocket. This unplanned release causes the telescope to vibrate

NASA postponed the launch of the James Webb Space Telescope again due to an “emergency”

to be absolutely sure that the telescope is still in perfect condition, NASA has convened an anomaly committee to investigate and conduct additional tests on the telescope to ensure that there is no damage. Once this work is completed, assuming that the telescope is not damaged, launch preparations will resume