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Wide Field Infrared Survey Telescope Passes NASA Preliminary Design Review

NASA has reviewed the design of an optical instrument L3Harris Technologies will build for the space agency's Wide Field Infrared Survey Telescope. WFIRST met a set of requirements, such as performance qualification, during the preliminary design review and is prepared to move into the next phase of the program, NASA said Wednesday.

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Report: NASA to Postpone Upcoming WFIRST Project Reviews

NASA plans to delay upcoming project assessments of an astronomy mission to pave the way for an independent study of the program, Space News reported Monday. The agency will conduct the independent review of the Wide Field Infrared Survey Telescope mission in response to a recommendation in a 2016 National Academies report …

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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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