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Webb telescope at risk of schedule delays, report finds
Webb telescope at risk of schedule delays, report finds

NASA is at risk of falling behind schedule in developing the successor to Hubble Space Telescope, due to be launched in October 2018, a government report found. All of the major parts of the James Webb Space Telescope have experienced delays in the past year, eating away at time buffers designed to keep the project on track, the Government Accountability Office said in the report. While the $8.8 billion project remains on schedule and within budget, further delays could throw it off, the GAO report said. NASA officials said they built nearly a year of extra room in the schedule — more than the agency recommends for a mission four years away from launch. NASA's Goddard Space...

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