NASA Holding Backup Plan for Troubled JWST Component

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NASA expects to decide in May whether a technically challenging cryogenic cooler needed for one of the instruments on its flagship James Webb Space Telescope can fly with existing valves or if replacements under development as a backup will be used instead. 

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VIDEO | NASA Highlights James Webb Space Telescope Progress

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European space-hardware manufacturers said they relish the idea of gaining access to the U.S. government market through a U.S.-European free-trade agreement.

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Editorial | JWST: Walking a Tightrope

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Recent progress on JWST is encouraging but it also underscores the precarious state of affairs with the agency’s biggest and most expensive science mission. 

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VIDEO | Beyond Hubble: A New Era of Astronomy with the James Webb Space Telescope

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The 20-nation European Space Agency (ESA) approved a cooperation arrangement with Russiaunder which the Russian space agency, Roscosmos, will provide two Proton rockets to launch what has become the Euro-Russian ExoMars mission in 2016 and 2018.

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VIDEO | Q&A | John Mather: Science Systems Engineering for JWST — “Why are we building it like this?”

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The U.S. Department of Defense is working on an addendum to guidance on the utilization of so-called hosted payload that industry officials have complained is too restrictive.

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