The James Webb Space Telescope is delayed yet again

If you’ve been following the development of the James Webb Space Telescope for any length of time you already know that the project is both incredibly late — it was supposed to launch in 2007 — and grossly over budget — the project was supposed to cost $500 million but has since ballooned to over $10 billion. You’ll also probably not be shocked to learn that the launch of the incredibly expensive instrument has been delayed yet again, and this time we don’t even know its new planned launch date.

As Ars Technica reports, the most recent launch date of October 31st, 2021, has since been modified. It will now launch no earlier than November or perhaps December, and if any additional delays pop up (which seems likely at this point), we probably won’t see the telescope take flight until 2022.  What a total disaster.

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