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NASA cancels Laser Interferometer Space Antenna

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  1. Apr 7, 2011 #1
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  3. Apr 7, 2011 #2

    Drakkith

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    That sucks. =(
     
  4. Apr 8, 2011 #3
    I hope Europe and Australia take up the slack. This is a valuable mission.
     
  5. Apr 9, 2011 #4
    Well, it seems that NASA sent out a brief to LISA project members. "...led ESA to conclude that none of the three mission concepts were feasible within the Cosmic Vision L1 schedule." It seems that ESA can't fund these projects at their current scope either.

    NASA has also decided to pull funding from the IXO project, as well. That's no fun. When is our next X-ray telescope going up?
     
  6. Apr 9, 2011 #5
    Oh, no. I don't even really know what to say.
     
  7. Apr 9, 2011 #6
    Damn. The JWST is sucking NASA astronomy dry.
     
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