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Big_Gazza
post Jul 7 2011, 10:42 AM
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Oh dear, the spectre of cancellation of the JWST is being raised... mad.gif

http://spaceflightnow.com/news/n1107/06jwst/

I can think of a few expenditures that can be slashed to pay for the HST successor....
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post Jul 7 2011, 09:38 PM
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I became ill when I read about this yesterday.

I think a lot of us want to say some things that would violate UMSF's posting terms.

I'll just say it made me consider (someday) moving to a different country. And I know my sentiment is shared by a lot of engineers.
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post Jul 7 2011, 11:08 PM
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Let's all take a deep breath, calm down, and hope for the best...and keep Rule 1.2 firmly in mind.


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post Jul 8 2011, 12:58 AM
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Surely the components already made won't be trashed, will they? (Assuming this actually happens; remember Dawn's resurrections!)
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post Jul 8 2011, 03:12 AM
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If it goes like SIM(-lite), the hardware will probably be disposed of.


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Greg Hullender
post Jul 8 2011, 02:56 PM
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If no one has any new facts to bring to the discussion, I'm not sure we can accomplish much just speculating about it. I remember Kepler was in trouble at one point for similar reasons (poor management) and NASA forced them to reorganize, but I don't remember the details. Does anyone know any details?

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post Jul 9 2011, 12:19 AM
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Also recall that Dawn WAS effectively cancelled for many of the same reasons, but of course did fly. It's way, way too early to begin mourning for JWST, people.


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post Sep 15 2011, 09:03 PM
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News Flash: James Webb Space Telescope SAVED!

The news has just come in: the United States Senate has decided to fully fund the James Webb Space Telescope, and it should be set to launch in 2018, which is the earliest it can possibly go ahead at this point.
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post Sep 15 2011, 09:59 PM
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How many times do I have to clean up this thread because of rule 1.2?
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Steve G
post Feb 20 2015, 01:27 PM
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Is the JWST going to be used for any Solar System observations? Such as asteroid imaging, monitoring weather on outer planets, moons of outer planets (such as IO), moons of Uranus and so forth. If so, what would be the resolution?
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post Feb 20 2015, 03:57 PM
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QUOTE (Steve G @ Feb 20 2015, 06:27 AM) *
Is the JWST going to be used for any Solar System observations?

Google yields http://jwst.nasa.gov/faq_solarsystem.html


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Jaro_in_Montreal
post Feb 24 2015, 10:55 PM
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I looked through the FAQs and even posted a question on their fb page, but never got a reply regarding whether there was any chance of coupling JWST with the StarShade project.....

http://planetquest.jpl.nasa.gov/video/15
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post Feb 24 2015, 11:33 PM
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I believe you have to specifically design the instrumentation on the 'scope end to match the StarShade - and the JWST instrument manifest has been solidly defined and in development/test/build for many years.
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