NASA reports Hubble telescope successor is within budget and not delayed

March 31, 2015 2:32 AM

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The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) – successor to the famous Hubble – has developed a reputation as being a project plagued by rising costs and frequent delays. However, NASA officials have confirmed that the project is proceeding on time and within budget.

According to a report by Scientific American, NASA administrator John Grunsfeld assured Congress last week that the $8.8-billion telescope is on target to launch in 2018 as planned. Development funding for the JWST is currently the largest piece of NASA’s project budget.

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