Since the outbreak of the coronavirus, NASA has recently completed its first assessment of tasks, projects, and programs to determine the critical task that must be focused on the site for employees to be focused on, to distinguish between tasks that can be performed remotely by employees and projects that must be suspended. Unfortunately for the James Webb Space Telescope, it falls into the latter category.
NASA is suspending the integration and testing operations of the Hubble Space Telescope’s successor to ensure the safety of the agency’s employees. NASA did not say when the project would resume, but it said things could adjust by the end of the week and next week as the situation progresses.
It is optimistic that all work related to support for the International Space Station will continue, including commercial replenishment activities, to ensure that the station’s staff is adequately supplied and safely skyrocketed. Earlier this month, NASA took steps to successfully address the risk exposure of flight controllers working at the Mission Control Center at johnson space center in Houston.
Work on the commercial spacecraft program is also under way, and NASA added that the 2020 Mission to Mars, including the Mars Helicopter and The Permanent Heart Rover, remains a top priority, and that NASA has kept its supercomputing resources online.