The James Webb Space Telescope is designed to greatly expand our knowledge of space with a giant mirror and a powerful set of scientific instruments. Nevertheless, we will have to wait a bit for the scientific breakthrough to occur – NASA once again decided to postpone the launch of the mission.
The agency now intends to launch the space telescope into orbit on October 31, 2021, previously the launch date was scheduled for early next year. The launch was postponed dozens of times – it was supposed to be withdrawn back in 2007. 13 years have passed, and the telescope is still on Earth, but there is hope that the expectation of the world’s scientists will last no more than 1.5 years.
The telescope is currently worth about $ 10 billion. A large mirror and sensitive infrared instruments will allow Webb to see fainter and older objects than Hubble.