The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) optics and science package reached Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems in Redondo Beach, California, from NASA’s Johnson Space Center on Feb. 2 for integration with other spacecraft elements and testing under launch and deployment conditions. The launch of JWST’s 5- to 10-year, $8.8 billion mission to study the earliest star systems and seek biomarkers in the atmospheres of exoplanets is planned between late March and late June of 2019. The ...

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