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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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NASA to Award Funds for 22 Space Exploration Tech Proposals

NASA will award up to $625,000 in total funds to 22 early-stage technology proposals that aim to support future human and robotic exploration missions as well as boost aerospace systems development and operations. Fifteen studies were selected for the first phase of the 2017 NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts program that will cover initial definition and analysis …

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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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