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New Space Telescope May Be Scaled Back

New Space Telescope May Be Scaled Back

Publication date: 14 May 2005

Authors: Lawler, A.

Journal: Science
Volume: 308
Issue: 5724
Page: 935
Year: 2005

Copyright: Science Magazine

Faced with a $1 billion cost overrun, NASA managers last week began to search for cheaper designs for the $3.5 billion James Webb Space Telescope (JWST). But astronomers say the initial attempt to scale back the complexity of the spacecraft and its instruments is a nonstarter for the mission slated for a 2011 launch as a follow-on to the Hubble Space Telescope.

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