James Webb Space Telescope Independent Comprehensive Review Panel -- Final Report
News release: "The JWST Independent Comprehensive Review Panel (ICRP) has completed its work and herewith submits its Report. As Senator Barbara Mikulski noted in her letter requesting an independent review of JWST, “The James Webb Space Telescope will be the most scientifically powerful telescope NASA has ever built—100 times more powerful than the Hubble, which has already rewritten our textbooks.” Given the acknowledged importance of this Project, the Panel invested considerable effort in delivering an independent, objective and unbiased management and programmatic assessment of the issues raised in the letter."James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) Independent Comprehensive Review Panel (ICRP)Final Report, November 10, 2010: "The earliest launch date possible—and hence the minimum cost to complete—is September 2015 and would require an additional ~$250 million above the current FY 2011 President’s Budget profile in both 2011 and 2012. In addition, the critical management change noted above, along with the restructuring of the JWST Project office, supplemented by additional changes outlined in the report, must go “hand-in-hand” with additional funding."