NASA Selects SpaceX Falcon Heavy for Next Space Telescope Launch Written 20 July 2022


SpaceX Falcon Heavy | Associated Press–©

The Orlando (FL) Sentinel reports that with the “success of the James Webb Space Telescope images released this month, NASA is gearing up to send up yet more powerful hardware to capture next-generation images of the universe, and has chosen SpaceX for its ride.” The mission will see the “company’s Falcon Heavy launching the Nancy Grace Roman Space Telescope to space from Kennedy Space Center on a mission targeting liftoff in October 2026.” The space telescope’s launch “was dubbed a top priority by the 2010 Astronomy and Astrophysics Decadal Survey.” The telescope was previously known as the Wide Field InfraRed Survey Telescope.
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