Friday, April 6, 2012

NASA Extends Kepler, Spitzer, Planck Missions

From left to right, artist's concepts of the Spitzer, Kepler and Planck space telescopes. From left to right, artist's concepts of the Spitzer, Planck and Kepler space telescopes. NASA extended Spitzer and Kepler for two additional years; and the U.S. portion of Planck, a European Space Agency mission, for one year. The relative sizes of the artist's concepts are not to scale. Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech
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April 05, 2012
PASADENA, Calif. -- NASA is extending three missions affiliated with the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif. -- Kepler, the Spitzer Space Telescope and the U.S. portion of the European Space Agency's Planck mission -- as a result of the 2012 Senior Review of Astrophysics Missions.

The 2012 NASA Senior Review report, which includes these three missions and six others also being extended, is available at: .


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