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NASA Concludes WFIRST Space Telescope Preliminary Design Phase

A NASA-operated space observatory has passed the preliminary design review phase, marking a major milestone for the spacecraft's development, Space News reported Monday. Michael New, deputy associate administrator for science at NASA’s Science Mission Directorate, said the Wide-Field Infrared Survey Telescope passed the PDR phase with successful results.

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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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AURA Lands NASA Contract for WFIRST Program Support Services

The Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy's Space Telescope Science Institute has received a two-year, $34.6 million cost-plus-fixed-fee contract to perform research support, systems engineering, design, public outreach support and scientific community engagement efforts for a science operations center in line with a NASA initiative.

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NASA Concludes Preliminary Design Review of Infrared Telescope Instrument

NASA has completed preliminary design review for the wide field instrument of an infrared-based telescope to explore distant space. The space agency said Wednesday that it met the design, schedule and budget requirements of the Wide Field Infrared Survey Telescope's WFI. This milestone allows NASA to commence detailed design and fabrication.

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Senate Subcommittee OKs $21.3B Fiscal 2019 NASA Budget

A Senate Appropriations subcommittee on Tuesday passed its fiscal 2019 spending bill that would authorize $21.3 billion in funds for NASA, representing a $1.4 billion increase from the president’s budget request for the agency, SpacePolicyOnline.com reported Tuesday. Sen. Jerry Moran (R-Kansas) led the markup of the Senate Appropriations commerce, justice …

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Rep. Brian Babin Introduces NASA Authorization Proposal

Rep. Brian Babin (R-Texas), chairman of the U.S. House Space Subcommittee, has introduced a bill that calls NASA to further coordinate with commercial partners in issues about space, SpaceNews reported Friday. The proposed legislation called NASA Authorization Act of 2018 will allot nearly $21 million for the space agency in …

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