Launch of the James Webb Space Telescope postponed


James Webb Space Telescope, or JWST, is a NASA unmanned missile project that aims to put an observatory in the space to capture infrared radiation. His mission will also be to observe the formation of the first galaxies and stars, study the evolution of galaxies, study processes of formation of stars and planets and even find new ways of life.

That is why James Webb is presented as the most powerful space telescope ever and should be a huge contribution to unlocking the secrets of the Universe, including the existence (or non-existence) of extraterrestrial life. For now, everything has been postponed until 2019.

The NASA Space Agency had already planned to launch the James Webb Space Telescope in October of next year 2018, a year or so later, but recently announced that this mission should only take place between the months of March and June 2019.

However, the “fault” of this delay and the need to postpone the unmanned mission, does not lie in any technical problem or even income, so guaranteed the team responsible for the project, the reason may be yes, the integration of the various elements of the project. equipment, which is taking longer than expected.

NASA, as well as the entire community of scientists, have high expectations for the one who will, from the outset, be the successor to the best-known Hubble, in orbit since 1990 (which is expected to remain active until 2021). James Webb and his powerful tools will have a mission to study in depth the exoplanets that have been discovered in recent years, namely the Trappist-1 system, but also other potential candidates for extraterrestrial life in the Solar System, such as Enceladus moons of Saturn, and Europe of Jupiter.

The new telescope uses infrared to identify objects that generate heat, but are not hot enough to radiate light, just like humans do.