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Paul Hertz: NASA, Japanese Counterpart Partner for X-ray Astronomy Telescope Devt Project

NASA and its Japanese counterpart JAXA will collaborate on the development of an orbiting X-ray astronomy telescope in an effort to replace an astronomy spacecraft that  malfunctioned in orbit last year, Space News reported Saturday. Jeff Foust writes both space agencies plan to begin work on the X-Ray Astronomy Recovery Mission spacecraft this spring as a …

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NASA Picks Four Concept Studies for ‘Pioneers’ Astrophysics Research Program

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NASA has unveiled four astrophysics research proposals for the agency’s Pioneers program that will receive funding to support agency efforts to explore topic areas such as exoplanets, galaxy evolution, neutron star merging and high-energy neutrinos. Paul Hertz, director of the astrophysics division at NASA, said the agency received more than 20 proposals from NASA centers, research laboratories and universities for the program.

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NASA’s Thomas Zurbuchen Orders Design Modification Study for WFIRST Space Telescope

Thomas Zurbuchen, associate administrator of the NASA‘s Science Mission Directorate, has urged the Goddard Space Flight Center to study potential design changes on the agency’s future space observatory to address the results of an independent review. The design modification study is intended to reduce the cost and complexity of the Wide Field Infrared Survey …

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NASA Confirms 1,284 New Planets From Kepler Mission

NASA has validated 1,284 new planets from Kepler space telescope’s July 2015 catalog to post a new record as the single largest batch of confirmed planets to date. The space agency said Wednesday the new additions were verified among 4,302 planet candidates after meeting the required probability of more than 99 percent to become planets. Paul Hertz, director …

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NASA Issues Call for Airborne Astronomical Observatory Program Partners


NASA‘s Armstrong Flight Research Center has issued a request for information to seek potential partners for conducting research and development activities by using the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy aircraft. According to the RFI posted Tuesday on FedBizOpp, the agency wants interested partners to arrange flights on the airborne astronomical observatory. Questions and responses are …

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