Unfortunately, all indications are that the US space agency will have to once again postpone the start of the great mission of the James Webb Space Telescope, the successor to the famous Hubble Space Telescope.
Some time ago, NASA announced numerous problems preventing the planned completion of the JWST telescope. They resulted in the mission ratio starting first with 2,018 years the 2019 and 2020 years now and 2021. However, now we come to the next, even sadder news. There is very little chance of starting the mission on March 30, 2021 year Net guru.
GAO says that it is only 12 percent. The point here is not only about the problems in the construction of the device, but also pandemic CoVID-19. For weeks engineers are not able to work in groups, so the work is not taken forward. In such circumstances, we can expect to start again delayed, perhaps until the autumn of 2021 years. Such large changes entail enormous consequences associated with a considerable increase in the cost of the entire project. According to new estimates of NASA, they can amount to over 10 billion dollars.
In a report published by the GAO in January this year listed, among others, human errors, excessive optimism in the planning, complexity of the project and the lack of engineering experience in key areas such as the development visor. The main culprit in this case is a leading supplier of key components for the JWST, the company Northrop Grumman.
Really committed a very trivial errors, such as improper use of cleaning solvent drive components or the use of incorrect wiring, which caused the surge in electronic transmitters. The delay thus increased to 1.5 years, at the cost of approx. 600 million US dollars.
James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) is unrecognizable change our observations of phenomena occurring in the Universe. It will be so precise instrument that thanks to obtain images of the first stars and galaxies that formed just after the Big Bang. Also get information about the formation of galaxies and star systems, as well as discover new, friendly existence of life planety.Być perhaps we see some signs of alien civilizations.