James Webb Space Telescope Sails Through Early Commissioning

James Webb Space Telescope
James Webb Space Telescope
Credit: ESA/Arianespace
The successful launch of any spacecraft—especially one as unique and expensive as the James Webb Space Telescope—is cause for celebration, though getting the Hubble successor observatory into orbit only retired about 20% of the mission’s technical risk, tempering the joy. Following launch on Dec. 25...
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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