JWST Facing Launchpad Logjam For Ariane 5 Flight

BepiColombo stack
Credit: ESA–C
CAPE CANAVERAL—After years of delays and mushrooming development costs, NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope (JWST), the $8.8 billion successor to Hubble, faces another potential hurdle to an October 2018 launch—a schedule conflict with Europe’s BepiColombo mission to Mercury, which also is slated to...
Irene Klotz

Irene Klotz is Senior Space Editor for Aviation Week, based in Cape Canaveral. Before joining Aviation Week in 2017, Irene spent 25 years as a wire service reporter covering human and robotic spaceflight, commercial space, astronomy, science and technology for Reuters and United Press International.

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