New technical issues are emerging for NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) that have eaten up much of the management reserve on the program’s crucial instrument suite as it prepares for its scheduled October 2018 launch on an Ariane 5 ECA rocket. For more than a decade NASA’s most expensive science mission suffered cost growth and schedule delays due to poor management and inadequate budgets. But until recently, technical progress on the enormous space observatory appeared ...


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