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Hubble Telescope replacement set for launch in October 2021

Image: NASA/European Space Agency

James Webb Space Telescope has been delayed by Covid-19 and technical problems

The upgraded replacement for the Hubble Space Telescope, called the James Webb Space Telescope, has been given a launch date of October 2021.

Led by NASA, in partnership with the European Space Agency and Canadian Space Agency, the mission was previously scheduled for launch in March 2021, before the disruptions from the Covid-19 pandemic and technical issues resulted in a six-month delay.

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